Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Cozy Myth

Politicians often use the mythological words, “Policeman and Fireman lay their lives on the line everyday for us.”

One might rightfully respond, “What inflammatory, self-serving, empty rubbish!”

This submitted report, “Workplace Fatalities in Canada”, states the following occupations are the most dangerous:

Workplace Fatalities in Canada

* Fishing and trapping

This industry has the highest incidence of workplace fatalities with 52 per 100,000 workers.

* Mining, quarrying and oil wells

With 46.9 fatalities per 100,000 workers, this industry is the second most dangerous.

* Logging and forestry

The logging and forestry industry, with 33.3 workplace fatalities per 100,000 workers, rounds out the top three.

* Construction

Construction, not surprisingly can be fatal too, with 20.2 fatalities per 100,000 workers.

* Transportation and storage

Coming in fifth as the most dangerous industry, transportation and storage has the distinction of 16.0 workplace fatalities per 100,000 workers.

Agriculture and manufacturing also ranked a higher risk before any government service did.

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