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Posted: 8/10/2005 11:20:44 AM EDT


Just wondered. We had two people killed at work in the last month.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:21:22 AM EDT
Only if I get a papercut.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:21:58 AM EDT
Waldo,
What do you do for a living?
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:22:19 AM EDT
Hold on I'm reloading.....
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:22:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Waldo:

Just wondered. We had two people killed at work in the last month.




KILLER ROBOTS!!


Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:22:58 AM EDT
I used to be a carpenter's helper. Everybody on the crew had shot themselves or somebody else with a nailgun, cut themselves, and fallen off a building at one point or another. I wasn't there long enough to do any of those things.

Now I am an engineer and the only real danger in my current job is a heart attack from being too sedentary
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:23:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2005 11:25:38 AM EDT by Dolomite]
More electricians die on the job every year than cops or firemen.

I used to work on corona treaters, and the factories that used them fully expected me to work on them as much as possible while they were operating. That was very dangerous.

Now I build and test industrial computers - 24 VDC is one hell of a lot safer than 30kVAC.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:23:24 AM EDT
Mine is. I've got plenty of scars, burns, and close calls to map out my career history.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:24:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dolomite:
More electricians die on the job every year than cops or firemen.



How many of them are murdered?
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:24:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dolomite:

More electricians die on the job every year than cops or firemen.




Number or percentage?
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:25:16 AM EDT
If you call sitting in front of a computer all day dangerous, then yes.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:26:36 AM EDT
mine is deadly. with all the hail and farewells, birthdays, retirements, unit picnics you're in dire danger of a massive coronary within a year!

that and the deadly infected papercut or being struck by monitor blindness...
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:29:26 AM EDT
My job isn't dangerous, but the commute to get here and back home is very dangerous.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:32:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:

Originally Posted By Dolomite:

More electricians die on the job every year than cops or firemen.




Number or percentage?



Yep, one was an electrician and the other a millwright.

I work automated systems/robotics, big ugly ones that make you look like a grease spot on the floor if you screw up.

Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:32:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:34:14 AM EDT
I'm as safe as a baby in it's mothers arms.

If the mother is an alchoholic, crackhead, psyco meth head driving 120 the wrong way down a one way street, at night with the lights off....In Bagdad, with a Bush/Chaney sticker on the bumper.

Seriously, I'm pretty safe now. As long as I don't crash and burn.

Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:35:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2005 11:36:49 AM EDT by raven]

Originally Posted By Waldo:

Just wondered. We had two people killed at work in the last month.



Are we supposed to guess what your occupation is? [edited: sorry, I scrolled down]

The most dangerous job I've held is construction, but that's not really all that dangerous. I've done commercial fishing but only 2 24-hour halibut openers in good weather. Didn't do it long enough to point where it became dangerous.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:35:30 AM EDT
It can be, but generally is not.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:35:49 AM EDT
Im a part time conveince store clerk haha!

Anyway I would like to see some stats. When I was an EMT I saw more of us get shot than cops or firefighters get seriously injured. That's not counting sprained my ankle jumping over the fence while chasing the thug type injuries.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:35:57 AM EDT
Im fine as long as my takeoffs = my landings.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:36:38 AM EDT
Over 1836 killed in 2 years and many thousands hurt.

Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:36:44 AM EDT
Honestly, a lot more computer programmers die locally than police do.

I think that has more to do with a case of the dumbass than the job description though.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:37:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By leo6223:

Originally Posted By Dolomite:
More electricians die on the job every year than cops or firemen.



How many of them are murdered?





Yeah, cause we all know death by murder is way worse than death by frying..................

Serious question, how many Leo's are murdered? On duty, and not counting suicides and auto accidents.
Percentages probably make the best comparisons.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:38:47 AM EDT
It all depends upon your point of view. More dangerous than some, less than others.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:39:54 AM EDT
Extremely.



<<<<<<<<<<<< gigolo
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:39:57 AM EDT
Unless some button-down, Oxford-cloth psycho just snaps, and then stalks from office to office with an Armalite AR-10 carbine gas-powered semi-automatic weapon, pumping round after round into colleagues and co-workers, then I should be fine.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:40:08 AM EDT
Only if you count the noxious smell coming from the shitty diapers.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:42:03 AM EDT
More people are killed in my line of work than in any other.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:42:27 AM EDT
I handle explosives every day....by the TON. At his time I coordinate different lots of propllents and ignition systems and boosters in the Airbag manufacturing industry. Not as dangerous as when I used to MAKE the propellants!!! Oh but the PAYYYYYYYY.........I miss propellant manufacturing!!!! Very dangerous job.....VERY dangerous but the days went quick and the pay was great.

Sigh...welcome to the world of outsourcing......
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:42:48 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:44:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2005 11:44:56 AM EDT by Waldo]
In the true spirit of corporate America, all the tradesman were called on the carpet and threatened with termination if we get killed.

Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:44:38 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:48:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Barrelburner:
More people are killed in my line of work than in any other.



Commercial fishing?
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:48:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By desertmoon:
I handle explosives every day....by the TON. At his time I coordinate different lots of propllents and ignition systems and boosters in the Airbag manufacturing industry. Not as dangerous as when I used to MAKE the propellants!!! Oh but the PAYYYYYYYY.........I miss propellant manufacturing!!!! Very dangerous job.....VERY dangerous but the days went quick and the pay was great.

Sigh...welcome to the world of outsourcing......



I'm old and my kids are grown. I'd like an EOD job.

I'm kind of nuts anyway.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:50:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2005 11:50:48 AM EDT by Barrelburner]

Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:

Originally Posted By Barrelburner:
More people are killed in my line of work than in any other.



Commercial fishing?



Truck driving.

There are jobs that are more dangerous, but for sheer numbers of fatalities, truck driving is tops.

ETA not much commercial fishing in my state
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:50:42 AM EDT
Yes

It's not the voltage that kills you but the current!
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:52:05 AM EDT
Yes. I regularly enter confined spaces, work with dangerous chemicals, and work alone in a secluded area.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:52:46 AM EDT
Now that I told the banks I am not going into Detroit anymore...I think the danger has gone down 75%


Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:54:24 AM EDT
Injury-wise, yes. Liquid spills on the floor, deep fat fryer burns, meat grinders, and of course...the dreaded mandolin slicer.

That slicer is probably the most common way to cut your finger(s) off in the kitchen.

But death-wise? Hardly.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:58:47 AM EDT
falling off a ladder is the way I could get hurt.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 12:00:28 PM EDT
Other than being on the 13th floor of my building, no risks at all...
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 12:12:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:
Injury-wise, yes. Liquid spills on the floor, deep fat fryer burns, meat grinders, and of course...the dreaded mandolin slicer.

That slicer is probably the most common way to cut your finger(s) off in the kitchen.

But death-wise? Hardly.



:P I used to work maintenance in a food processing plant.

I've seen firsthand what a 600 plus qt mixer can do to a human body. It's not pretty.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 12:14:19 PM EDT
Technically, my job involves creating an emergency, then counting on you can fix it.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 12:18:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
Technically, my job involves creating an emergency, then counting on you can fix it.



And my job is to pick up the pieces when you can't fix your 'emergency' and suffer from sudden deceleration trauma.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 12:20:56 PM EDT
I'm safe as long as I wear sunscreen

Link Posted: 8/10/2005 12:22:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ChrisLe:

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
Technically, my job involves creating an emergency, then counting on you can fix it.



And my job is to pick up the pieces when you can't fix your 'emergency' and suffer from sudden deceleration trauma.



Check my pockets, I usually have enough cash on me to buy you a beer if you have to scrape me up.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 12:24:58 PM EDT
You decide-------


Link Posted: 8/10/2005 12:29:50 PM EDT
Tool and Die maker, I have to lay inside 600 ton stamping pressed while I repair dies. IRonically, that's not where most of us have scary moments. That happens when handling dies with a crane. I had all sorts of scary shit happen when flipping dies over-broken swivel hooks, eye-bolts etc.

About 4 years ago I quit working to go to lunch and walked away from a press. While I was washing my hands I heard a press rolling over and thought "Hmm... someone's working thru lunch.." The press I was working in had a failure and it blew the safety block out that I had put in there-and smashed a bunch of my tools.

The company I work for now are very safety concious, which is nice. They had a guy get killed by a newb about 10 years ago. He was training a new hire and got his head popped while guiding the strip thru the die.

Dave
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 12:33:58 PM EDT
Not really, although I was almost killed in a job-related boating accident a few years ago. No guns were lost however but some tools and equipment were.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 12:34:19 PM EDT
Oilfield. I'd say yes. There's no counting all the machines out here that could kill you if you get in the way. But because of that, all the companies out here are very safety-conscious.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 12:38:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Barrelburner:
Truck driving.

There are jobs that are more dangerous, but for sheer numbers of fatalities, truck driving is tops.



Ah. That makes sense. Probably a per capita thing - I've always heard fishing is the most dangerous job, but there are a lot more truck drivers than fishermen, so it makes sense.

And for the record, I NEVER cut a truck driver off, and I get out of their way on a downhill grade.


ETA not much commercial fishing in my state


That's part of the reason I was confused.
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