Trivia question of the day....

@celticeagle (118231)
Boise, Idaho
October 16, 2015 1:24pm CST
Do you know what the deadliest job in the U.S. was last year? Are you thinking perhaps of the police? Maybe firemen comes to mind? Even teacher's jobs have become dangerous. Nope, none of those. The Bloomberg Business Journal says these three didn't even hit the top ten. I guess the job with the most fatalities is that of a fisherman. It seems that 1 in 1,000 fishermen are killed each year from such things as severe weather and equipment failure. After fishermen the dangerous jobs listed are aircraft pilots and lumber workers. It seems that fishermen make about twice the salary as policemen and policemen have about 1/8th as many fatalities as fishermen.
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@jaboUK (53922)
• United Kingdom
16 Oct 15
That does surprise me, and I'm also surprised that they earn more than policemen.
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@Butchcass4 (6031)
• United States
16 Oct 15
I knew fishermen have dangerous jobs especially the Alaskan King Crab catchers. I watched the show on tv and it definitely is dangerous. I certainly wouldn't want to do that kind of work. I know the other jobs mentioned are also dangerous especially police officers as there just isn't the respect for them that there used to be
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@poehere (17700)
• French Polynesia
16 Oct 15
Wow that was totally interesting. I never knew this one before. I would of thought it would be more like big bridge builders or even street construction workers or maybe electric pole workers for electric companies. They have jobs that are totally dangerous and many people are killed in this line of work.
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@topffer (34126)
• France
16 Oct 15
Professional fishermen are doing a difficult job. I am also not surprised to see lumber workers in the list. With roofers, it is one of the most deadliest work that one can do.
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@Rosekitty (19441)
• San Marcos, Texas
16 Oct 15
ok not just your average uncle joe going fishing but the ones who bring in seafood for stores.. Now i understand
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Oct 15
I would not have actually brought fishermen to mind, but I am certainly not surprised by the fact.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
18 Oct 15
I never would have guessed that. When you think about it, it does make sense.
@GardenGerty (99221)
• United States
18 Oct 15
I would have suggested that a very dangerous position is "farmer". I know that a lot of accidents occur on the farm.
• United States
17 Oct 15
I never would have guessed fisherman but it makes sense.
@besweet (7230)
• Greece
17 Oct 15
I would never guess that fishermen have the most dangerous job. The oceans in the USA are much more dangerous that the mediterranean sea so the statistics are probably different. I am surprised to hear about the salaries too.
@allknowing (65066)
• India
17 Oct 15
These fisherfolk must also be having heavy insurance on their life, knowing how risky their lives are
@LeaPea2417 (20386)
• Toccoa, Georgia
17 Oct 15
That is interesting. I saw a documentary about fishermen in the seas near Alaska and how dangerous it was.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
17 Oct 15
Wow! This is a shocker! I honestly had no idea. In JA our fisherman with small boats are poorly paid but the ones with the big boats do well.
@nanette64 (17610)
• Fairfield, Texas
16 Oct 15
Wow, I never would have thought fisherman @celticeagle . Although being on open waters and never knowing what Mother Nature might do, I can see it.
@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
16 Oct 15
That is very difficult to beleive I will have to check that out as it just doesn't seem right to me.