Pizza Delivery: One Dangerous Job
Next time the delivery driver's on your doorstep with your pizza, you'll be face to face with somone who holds one of the most dangerous jobs in America, according to CNN/Money. The site used Bureau of Labor Statistics data to complie this dubious top-ten list.
One top-10 surprise was the fifth place finisher -- driver-sales workers, which, according to a BLS spokesperson, includes pizza delivers, vending machine fillers, and the like. Again, these workers are often self employed. Traffic accidents contributed heavily to their high fatality rate of 38 per 100,000, but they also suffered from crime; nearly a quarter of their deaths came from robberies and assaults.
So have a heart, and don't forget to tip the pizza guy (or gal).