6. Garbage Collectors
Average Salary: $36,370
Average work-related fatalities: 27
Garbage collectors? Yes. This next job on the list is one that many do not think of when they think as one of the most dangerous jobs in the world.
Garbage collectors and waste management workers often have a dangers that are not immediately apparent. Perhaps the most intuitive injury comes from dealing with heavy machinery designed to crush all manner of waste into a compact and manageable size. Besides the danger of being crushed, there is also the threat of heat exhaustion when exposed to the elements for long hours, injuries from riding on the back of the truck, or even diseases picked up from waste.