2006-12-12

Dangerous Jobs and the CBC

According to the CBC supper hour news tonight: "5 Canadians die everyday because of work". Well, the stat should have been on the average work day, 5 Canadians die. 1097 Canadians died in 2005 because of their job (or former job). More than half because of illness (read: Asbestos desese). So that is 3 per day. It only become 5 when you take out weekends and holidays and two weeks vacation.

Still, 3 per day is alot.

Those gruesome statistics are something to keep in mind next time your local police force asks for a raise. Their jobs are actually relatively safe.

From memory, something like 2000 Canadians die every year in vehicle accidents.

The moral is stay home... but avoid that death trap that is the bath tub.

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