Most Dangerous Jobs in the World
Who do you think has the most dangerous job in the world? Could it be the window washer, who dangles dozens of stories above the concrete? Perhaps it's the circus lion tamer, who regularly sticks his head in the mouths of roaring animals. Or maybe the people who perform wild stunts for action-packed movies.
While these are perilous jobs, statistically speaking, they're not the most dangerous. According to 2006 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), construction workers, miners, and pilots actually have some of the riskiest jobs. In addition, it's worth noting that the BLS statistics do not include military fatalities that happen overseas, which means that the majority of soldiers' deaths are not included in these numbers.