25 Most Dangerous Jobs in the World

7. Offshore Oil Riggers


Oil is one of the most combustible and dangerous materials in the world. This therefore makes, offshore oil rigging, by any measure, one of the most dangerous occupations in the world. The risks are almost certainly unavoidable since offshore oil riggers work in some sort of a man-made island deep in the middle of nowhere and are in perpetual peril of explosion, drowning or injury-crippling accidents caused by heavy machinery.

These workers often work on shifts for an average of 16 hours a day and sometimes work for a day or two without getting enough sleep. Should any worker lose focus or concentration, he/she becomes a danger not just to him/herself, but also to his/her coworkers.

Even in the best-case scenario, you can bet that help is always not so close for an offshore oil rigger should disaster strike. Coast Guards may respond in case of emergency, but it may be little too late in the event of a catastrophic explosion.