25 Most Dangerous Jobs in the World

5. Atomic Power and Chemical Plant Workers

One of the gate guards in a hazmat suit, helmet and dual intake respirator

You’ve probably heard about the horrors and terrors suffered by the Japanese at the end of the Second World War when the U.S. dropped atomic bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. That should give you a concrete clue as to how dangerous it is to work in an atomic power and chemical plant.
A proper and scary case study was on April 26th in 1986 when the world’s worst nuclear accident occurred in Chernobyl, Ukraine. A nuclear reactor accidentally blew up and contaminated a reportedly 5 million people across more than three countries. The devastating radiation is said to have spread to Belarus and Russia with more than 500,000 deaths blamed on the accident. To this day, Chernobyl is a highly restricted zone and one of the well-known ghost towns in the world. Working in such a dangerous industry is likely to leave you dead or at risks of getting cancer.