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Would Irish Emigrants Consider America’s Most Dangerous Jobs?


Many Irish emigrants have ventured across the Atlantic to America in recent years due to the economic downturn. Many have sought fun loving jobs that simply allow them to get by while others who have since earned the right to remain in America have sought more advanced careers. Many Irish emigrants would like to land a job, but would they love these jobs to, literally, die for? Check out America’s most dangerous jobs in this infographic based on the 2012 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

Not surprisingly, the list is dominated by blue-collar occupations that involve manual labour in high-risk work environments such as construction sites, factories and harsh outdoors.  After years at the top, fishing gave  way to logging as the most dangerous job. Felling and cutting trees into logs has never been more dangerous than in 2012.

One other interesting fact is that incidents involving some means of transportation topped the causes of fatal work injuries. It accounts for nearly half at 41%, more than double the second most common cause, which is homicide and violence at 17%. There was  a 3.3% increase in motor vehicle crashes last year compared to 2011, and it’s the first time in eight years that such an increase was noted.

This list of America’s ten deadliest jobs would hardly surprise anyone. After all, they truly have harsh environments to begin with. Falling trees, molten hot iron, high altitude, and the open sea create conditions conducive to fatal work injury. Media outfits like Discovery Channel and National Geographic know how shocking work conditions can be, and how much people would like to know. The TV shows that focus on some of these dangerous occupations have built quite a following over the recent years.

Surprisingly, firefighting and police work, two jobs with extremely hazardous environments are not on the list proving that with enough safety measures and foresight even America’s ten deadliest jobs can be less deadly after all.

Payout is good but would you apply for any jobs mentioned in this infographic?

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The Hidden Price Of Household Gadgets


Perhaps there’s no solution to the problems the world faces. Perhaps all these supposed problems on energy depletion and climate change are a hoax, but you can choose to believe that everything’s a lie or stick to a truth and settle with that and avoid being punched by the people you accuse of lying, like that time when Buzz Aldrin punched a disrespectful man to his moonless face.

Fortunately, there is hope. Did you know there are babies right now who instinctively don’t cut their food to pieces before they swallow them? Did you know there’s an Innovation Article from The New Yorker that surveys today’s babies and the early signs of their potential in saving the Earth’s energy? That just makes you feel terrible, because you’re not as sensitive as they are. Don’t worry; it’s never too late. Here’s an infographic that can help you care about the world more. Who knows, you might be the next Edward Snowden or the next protagonist of Allan Hollinghurst’s next adaptation of a Nick Joaquin novel after you read stuff about your electric energy.

Infographic courtesy of