Security guards help keep homes and business establishments safe from robbers and trespassers. However, there is also a great chance that they will have to face the intruders on their own putting their lives at a considerable risk.
Cement and Concrete Manufacturers
Workers who frequently work with cement and concrete have a high risk of suffering from cement burns and other respiratory illnesses. Dry cement is a safe substance when it is still in its calcium oxide form. However, once it is mixed with water, it becomes calcium hydroxide, which is a heavily alkaline substance. Besides the danger of chemical burns, they can also inhale the dust that comes from the cement, which can cause respiratory illnesses.
While this is a very noble job, it is also considered to be one of the most dangerous ones. Though firefighters are trained to be able to handle fire situations, there is no guarantee that they will not suffer injury when they engage burning buildings. Besides the fire, other occupational hazards can come from smoke inhalation, falling debris, and separation from team members.
Grain handling may not sound like a dangerous job however with a fatality rate of 12 per 100,000 workers it’s anything but safe. It only takes five seconds for a worker to become engulfed in flowing grain and unable to get out; 60 seconds for the worker to be completely submerged thus resulting in death by suffocation.
Another sea-faring occupation that is included in the top most dangerous jobs; merchant mariner has 23 deaths and 5 injuries per 100,000 workers. Just like commercial fishermen, these seafaring workers are at sea for months on ends before they are able to see land or a port again. Most of what they do involves working within the ship’s broilers and other equipment. Because of the strenuous environment, they also have to battle with depression and other psychological issues.