Dangerous Jobs For Thrillseekers

What do you look for in a job? Flexible hours, good salary, light workload? Or maybe you’re after something a bit more exciting. Maybe you’re looking for a job that will keep you on your toes. There are some jobs out there that do exactly that. They aren’t the kind of jobs that involve sitting around in an office all day. Some of these jobs can land you in real danger every single day, but you’ll get paid a good salary in return. If that sounds like a good deal to you, here are some of the most dangerous jobs in the world.

Fisherman

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Fishing doesn’t seem that dangerous, it’s just a load of guys sitting around waiting for a bite. It might be like that when you go fishing in a river, but commercial sea fishing is a different game. It’s so dangerous that there’s even a TV show about the guys that head out to sea to catch all of the fish that we eat. The weather out there gets pretty crazy and it’s so easy for you to be thrown from the ship in a storm. Once that happens, you don’t stand much chance of surviving. There’s also loads of heavy machinery around that can easily cause injury. It’s a tough life living out there, but there’s lots of excitement to be had if you’re up to it.

Construction

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There are a million ways that you can get hurt on a construction site and it’s made all the more dangerous when people ignore health and safety regulations. If people are operating heavy machinery like cranes without a rig mat from somewhere like http://northernmat.ca/products/rig-mats/, you risk the whole thing toppling and landing on the workers below. There’s the risk of electric shocks, burns from all the nasty chemicals floating around, falling hazards, injuries from heavy lifting. Those are just a few of the plentiful ways that you could do yourself some serious damage on a building site.

Garbage Men

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There can’t be that much danger in being a garbage man surely? You just chuck the garbage in the back of the truck and go on your way. What you’ve got to remember though is that there is a lot of heavy crushing machinery back there and if you ever get caught up in it, you’re in big trouble. On top of that, you never know what you’re going to come across in the trash. There could be all sorts of dangerous chemicals or other things lurking in there.

Roofer

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This is a pretty obvious one. When roofers are up there fixing the roof of your house, they risk falling down and injuring themselves. But that isn’t very likely actually. Roofers know the dangers of falling and they take measures to avoid it. The sun is actually a far bigger problem for roofers who might not always realize the danger. Being so high up, especially in the summer, means you’re getting blasted with the sun all the time. It’s very easy to get sunstroke while you’re up there and make yourself incredibly ill.

If you think you could handle these jobs, they pay you well for the danger they put you in.

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