Deadliest profession....this will surprise some...

Discussion in 'Politics' started by OPTIONAL777, Feb 1, 2003.

  1. Babak


    That is surprising, I must admit. I thought it would be oil rig workers in the north.
  2. Today's tragic accident will no doubt skew the statistical data of the mortality rates of an astronaut.

    I don't know how the statistics are gathered and compiled, or how they evaluate the data. If you track the deaths by the number of hours on the job for an astronaut that they are actually in flight, versus all the hours in training, that is one way to measure it, and then the mortality statistics are much higher.

    Thinking of heroic acts today, I remember a television show that was on PBS a couple of decades ago. The show was a docu drama named "Danger UXB." It was about a group of British soldiers during WWII who had the unpleasant job of disarming bombs that were dropped during the bombing of London by the Germans. Many of the bombs back in those days did not explode upon striking the ground.

    Talk about a stressful job. I can't imagine.

    The show, a British production, was tremendous theatre.

    How heroic the real UXB division must have been we will never really know. That show did a marvelous job of showing the viewers what it must have been like.
  3. i would have the thought US President would be the most dangerous job.

    what, with a mortality rate currently running at nearly 10% (and only 4 years on the job)...
  4. bobcathy1

    bobcathy1 Guest

    Gee, and I thought the deadliest job was either the driver on an explosives truck or a convenience store clerk.:D
  5. bicycle repairman
  6. Approximately 10% are dead within five years of first getting the job.
  7. 100% mortality rate
  8. Personal Waxer of Mr Market's back.

    When those pimples go off, the fall out can cover 7 states...