Research Reveals The 3 Most Dangerous Jobs In North Carolina
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When you think of a dangerous job what is the first thing that comes to mind? My first guess would probably be something like a skydiving instructor, or something that involved heavy machinery. But the answer is a much more common profession. This information comes to us from a study by personal injury lawyers at John Fitch, who shared their research with us. They analyzed the number of non-fatal work injuries by industry. This was calculated at a per 200 million hours worked rate. That data landed on the three following careers being the most dangerous jobs in North Carolina.
Coming in at number 3? Air transportation. I guess I can see this when you factor in cargo planes, and those loading the planes, helicopters, or other aircraft. Helicopters are certainly dangerous (and something I will never get into). But for commercial airlines, I have a hard time seeing where mass amounts of injuries are coming from. Number 2 makes a little more sense to me, especially in the context of non-life-threatening injuries. It’s nursing and residential care facilities employees. There is a risk of injury due to the nature of the work, the potential for combative patients, and the working conditions.
And coming in at number one on this list, is veterinary services. Animals can be incredibly unpredictable, especially in agitating situations like being on the receiving end of veterinary care. Not to mention vets don’t just deal with cats and dogs, but large animals at zoos, farm animals, and even reptiles.
Yeah, I’m good sitting in an office all day. Here hopefully my biggest risk of injury is stepping wrong on my walking pad treadmill at my desk. Thanks to our friends at John Fitch for providing us with this interesting data on the most dangerous jobs in North Carolina.