Frankly, most office employees have the biggest risk at work due to the inclusion of coffee makers or switches. Meanwhile, there are truly dangerous professions on the planet, where people are constantly dying. After reading the list, many will understand how lucky they were. We will move aside the dry statistics and consider, among other things, the real cases that occurred not so long ago in the world.
Cleaners windows skyscrapers.
To wash glass skyscrapers in Dubai you need to have really steel nerves. After all, the worker must completely get out on the window sill, to quickly wipe the entire surface of the glass with a mop. It would seem that there is such a thing? Only this apartment is on the 34th floor at a height of 120 meters above the ground. The dwelling is located in the Jumeirah Beach area in Dubai. The washer on the photo went out on a narrow ledge, and, holding onto the frame, reaches for an irritating spot. His life is in his hands, because with his fingers he holds onto the vital frame, while still performing his task. The window cleaner was photographed by residents of neighboring houses. At the same time, the employee did not have any safety belts, cradles or helmets. He did not have any protective equipment at all. When it comes to security among a large number of immigrants, the authorities of Dubai prefer not to delve into this issue. The conditions in which these people work have long been the subject of discussion in the United Arab Emirates. Still, today most of these employees are simply deprived of the right to vote, even when it comes to their own security. After all, immigrants know that they can be deported to their homeland at any time. And in their place is always claimed by thousands of others. And they will not be stopped by the real danger of the profession. Electrical wiring in a helicopter.
For the first time, seeing how these guys work with power lines from a helicopter, it may seem that this is a photomontage. In fact, there are quite real electricians who work right in the air from an aircraft. This is a rather narrowly specialized area of work, only a few people have special training to perform similar tasks. It seems incredible that you can work with your bare hands with high-voltage power lines. Usually, the fitters are trying to isolate themselves from the ground in some way. The trackman has a special current-carrying clothing, which is connected with the line under tension. As a result, it has the same potential as the electrician, allowing it to work safely with a dangerous wire. Such work is extremely common on low-voltage networks in the UK, all electricians are trained to work in this mode. But work with high voltage lines in England is carried out by a special team. Such groups were nicknamed “Hot Gloves”.
Wrestlers with crocodiles.
Daily routine in the office may seem not so bad a thing after watching these amazing pictures. No matter how evil the boss was in the morning, but at least you do not have to put your head in the mouth, risking your health and life. But wrestlers with crocodiles in the Thai zoo do this regularly on a daily basis. Men here carry out what can be considered the most dangerous work in the world. These tricksters perform their numbers on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand. During the hour-long performances, they shove their heads between the jaws of some of the largest crocodiles in this park. This is done in the style of the Edge of Chong, the legendary Thai hunter for crocodiles. In this case, the reptiles themselves are not at all sleepy, they move rather briskly, chewing bamboo and clicking their jaws. And the wrestlers seem to lead them into a trance, thrusting into the throat of the animal not only the head, but also the hand up to the shoulder. This can not fail to impress.
Trainers of lions.
This entry belongs to the newlyweds from Montana, who spent their honeymoon in Las Vegas. There they filmed lions in the famous MGM Grand Hotel.The photographs show how the lion and lioness are next to their coaches. But suddenly the male did not like something, and he attacked the people. He was joined by a female. The coach managed to escape from the confinement with the help of his assistant, the agitated men ran out of the cage. Although there were no traces of blood, there is no doubt that people experienced severe pain. Sound-insulated glass also muffled the noise. The very same encounter was also rather mild. After all, the trainers say that the lionesses in the fight are much more aggressive and commit much more dangerous blows.
Chilean Gilberto Annelulos does not need to talk about working in mines – he himself has 30 years experience of staying there. For him, besides, his frail body speaks volumes. On the man’s forehead – a dentate scar. The fracture of the left forearm was removed with a metal plate. As a result, on the left shoulder, the bones will never properly be replaced. These injuries were the result of an explosion at the mine, which nearly killed him. In 2003, Angulos rode on a digger in a large copper mine, when he felt a wave of air. Shakhtar was lucky with his colleagues, he spent a year in the hospital. However, his injuries became chronic. When the mine collapsed in Chilean San Jose, 33 people were trapped. The owner of the mine, the mining company of San Esteban, did not improve the working conditions under the ground. As a result, people were trapped at a depth of 700 meters, where they spent the next 70 days. Many of them left some of their bodies in the depths of the mine. Mario Gomez lost two fingers from the falling stones, Victor Segovia spent a year in the hospital after the rock hit him in the back. Franklin Lobos fell into a trap for three hours because of the collapse. Hector Avila worked for 20 years in the mines and became a close friend with some miners who worked at the San Jose mine. The geologist died in 2007 at an accident that caused the temporary closure of the mine. One mine soon began to work again. Since 2000, already 374 miners died in their work only in Chile, according to state statistics. Such work does not look easy. After all, every year around the world, about 12 thousand brave miners die, which fall day after day underground.
The target for presentation.
Usually a circus or some similar representation uses a target girl. It is needed to demonstrate accuracy when throwing a knife or archery. The girl is tied up or forced to stand motionless near the wall, where sharp objects begin to be thrown. Having such an assistant makes the presentation really risky. Without an assistant, the demonstration of accuracy will be too simple and not interesting. But the possibility of someone getting an injury or even death brings a real drama. In this case, the thrower of knives seems to pass through a risky barrier, reaching the goal. The profession is rather unusual, dangerous, but interesting. There is even a large article on Wikipedia with the indication of real and known target-stars. Usually they are girls who wear open suits. This gives the performance also a certain sexual connotation.
Logging annually leads to a large number of casualties, few can match it. The greatest danger in the opinion of experts comes from deforestation on mountain slopes. People work on rough terrain with a gradient of 70-80 degrees, with numerous rocks and crumbling soil. About half the time is spent on overburdening a 60-70 year old tree with a trunk diameter of 30 inches. If it is not cut correctly, it will start rolling down the slope, sweeping everything in its path. In addition, old forests often have snags and dead branches. They can break off and randomly fall when the trunk falls down. Loggers even nicknamed them “widow producers”. But it is not the end of the tree cutting alone.It is very risky to work on loading them. If the chain breaks, then its bulletproof glass can not save from its links.
Statistics inexorably reports that in this industry there are 129 deaths per 100,000 employed people, 61 more are injured. This makes it possible to regard fishing as one of the most dangerous occupations in the world. On the channel “Discovery” there is a program “The Deadly Catch”. So it is told about real catchers of crabs in the Bering Sea. Their lives are many hours of work seven days a week, often without interruption and for a long time. They should catch crabs in any convenient at that time, otherwise a solid income will be lost. Cold water and icy deck can cause accidents. And terrible sea storms can overturn small fishing vessels, thus all crew at once can perish.
These people are involved not only in the installation of mines, but also in their neutralization. Such specialists remove deadly land or sea shells from their location. It is manual demining that is considered the best system at the moment. It is proved that the current generation of specialized machines can only give 80% confidence in success. But the manual technique has an indicator of 99.6 percent. But these 0.4 percent make the job very dangerous. During the clearance of shells from 1996 to 2002, at least 500 people were killed.
This profession is quite common, but you should not minimize its danger. To create structural forms of large buildings and objects, giant steel beams are used. The Union of Steelworkers claims that the mortality rate among builders associated with such designs is constantly growing. After all, the owners of facilities, like the superintendents, constantly strive to reduce the cost of security. The most common cause of death among builders is the fall from a great height.