We’ve been looking into the UK’s 10 most dangerous jobs, or at least the ones that are likely to increase your insurance premiums. We’ve finally reached the end of the list and reveal the number one most dangerous job in the UK.
10. Health Worker
7. Shop worker
6. Estate agent
4. Refuse collector
So, what’s at number one?
As idyllic as it might seem, agriculture is a very risky sector to work in, despite being a small (but important) part of the UK workforce. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statistics for 2013 to 2014 show there were 27 fatal injuries to workers within the agriculture sector. Over the past 5 years, the average number of fatal injuries is 33. 48% of agricultural workers who were injured were farmers.
Risks associated with being a farmer:
Animals – bites, kicks and possible infections and diseases are a risk to workers
Chemicals – pesticides and herbicides can cause breathing problems and even chemical burns
Slips, trips and falls – especially during winter months
Machinery and equipment – heavy machines have been known to roll onto workers and cause injuries and even fatalities
Lifting heavy equipment – risks causing long term back problems and injuries
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