“Public Service” Is Among the Safest “Work,” Alas

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CNN Money presents “America’s Most Dangerous Jobs” – and surprise, surprise: cops are nowhere to be found on the list. Indeed, notable for their absence are all “public servants” other than “sanitation workers.” And many of the latters’ injuries occur because their employer (and no doubt their unions) order them to gather garbage when streets are clogged with “impatient  drivers try[ing] to squeeze past their stopped trucks.” Contrast innovations in the most dangerous private job, log-cutting, and their dramatic reductions in casualties, with municipalities’ stodgy insistence on collecting trash during times that often coincide with rush-hours.

Thanks to Bill Martin for the link.

11:55 am on August 23, 2013