12 Ordinary Jobs That Are Surprisingly Dangerous

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12 Ordinary Jobs That Are Surprisingly Dangerous

It is said that life is full of risks. But what many of us don't realize is that some of the most mundane and seemingly safe jobs can be some of the most risky. From milk trucking to firefighting, taxi driving to police work, radiation exposure to picking orders at Amazon, dentistry to drone operations, dry cleaning to just standing for long periods of time at work, there are a variety of jobs that can pose a risk to your health and safety. 

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In this list, we explore some of the most dangerous jobs out there, and the risks that come with them. While some of these jobs may seem mundane and unassuming, they can be some of the most dangerous in the world. So, if you're looking for a job that pays well and doesn't come with any risks, you may want to look elsewhere. But if you're looking for a job that comes with a bit of excitement and danger... you'll definitely want to read on. 

Picking orders at Amazon: not for the faint-hearted.

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BBC / Amazon 

2021's grim reality.

CRACKED TRANSPORT WORKERS (LIKE TRUCK DRIVERS) Transportation and material moving workers had a lot of fatal work injuries in 2021, with a record high of 1,523. That's an 18.8% jump from the year before.


Radiation exposure: Unregulated and unchecked.

CRACKED FLIGHT ATTENDANT Flight attendants are exposed to more radiation every year than people who work at nuclear power plants, and there aren't any rules or regulations about how much radiation they should be exposed to, or any way to measure it.

NASA / Flying Mag 

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