Dangerous Jobs in Canada
Weighing The Risks of Hazardous Careers
By Mark Swartz
Monster Contributing Writer
You may have thought it was prison workers whose jobs are most dangerous. Or police officers patrolling our streets. Possibly you’d guess hospital staff, who might inhale airborne viruses.
- 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, 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.