That's a surprise to me :-hmmm
That's a surprise to me :-hmmm
I wouldn't care considering they have "fisherman" as the second most dangerous job.
Actually, I think they're talking about commercial *crab* fishermen in the Bearing Staits, and yes that is an extremely dangerous job from what I hear. But you also have to consider the source, I mean, is CNN always that accurate? Think about it.
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Taken from that page... What I want to know is where they get their $52,000/year average pay for non-jet pilots from?
Another often owner-operated job -- commercial pilot -- comes in third on the list of the country's most dangerous jobs, with 70 fatalities per 100,000 workers.
Most pilot fatalities come from general aviation; bush pilots, air-taxi pilots, and crop-dusters die at a far higher rate than airline pilots. Again, Alaskan workers skew the profession's data; recent National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) stats indicate that they have a fatality rate four times higher than those in the lower 48.
"Alaskan pilots have a one in eight chance of dying during a 30-year career," says George Conway of NIOSH. "That's huge."
Conway reports that the most common scenario in fatal plane crashes in Alaska is, "controlled flight into terrain." A pilot starts out in good weather then runs into clouds, loses visibility, and flies into a mountainside.
Even though pilots flying small planes have a much higher fatality rate than pilots flying big airline jets, they're not financially compensated for the added danger; non-jet pilots average about $52,000 a year in pay while jetliner pilots make about $92,000.
The suddeness of a fatality in commercial aviation is also quite frightening, one morning you might be getting up for a flight, leaving your family behind in a nice residential nieghborhood; arriving at the airport and getting into a warm cockpit, next thing, their could be catostrphic news being broadcasted on the news networks. We've all seen it happen, though rare it is, especially in the U.S.
< I mean, is CNN always that accurate? Think about it.>
Apparently in this instance they are not.
Sure, Crab fisherman lead dangerous lives, and yes, lumberjacks too!
But could you even compare the level of danger they face each day with that which faces our Forum Moderators on a daily, nay, hourly basis? No..I thought not!
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#1 : CNN has soiled their name.... look at the fine print under the chart.
#2 : In the words of Monty Python, a lumberjack is a very insulting star sign :-lol
I wonder if some people leaving comments actually went and read the article... CNN is not reporting their own original research. All they are doing is reporting on a statement issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
are they talking commercial pilots only?
Military pilots have an even more dangerous job because of the environment they work in (often fast and low, under fire (in wartime) and/or operating from a ship (navy)).
Not a carrier has ever returned from a deployment without at least one crash, that's a roughly 1% chance of getting killed in each deployment for a pilot and going up (because the number of aircraft on a carrier is going down but the number of accidents is, very disturbingly, not).
>Not a carrier has ever returned from a deployment without at
>least one crash
I'd like to know your source for that...:-roll
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