Caught this on Global TV last night. I can’t embed the video so go to the link below and watch the clip.
See if you can spot the part that made me kinda spit a little beer out of my mouth. I’ll wait.
Didn’t hear it? I’ll give you a clue. It happens at the 47 second mark when the constable is talking.
Did you notice the only female in this report is the reporter narrating?
Some Canadian stats:
A recent 131-page report titled A Roadmap to Men’s Health, produced by a medical team from SFU, UBC and Vancouver General Hospital, found that men are the victims of more than 97 per cent of all Canadian workplace deaths. (article)
A Kanetix.ca insurance report entitled Jobs that can kill: Workplace fatalities in Canada by gender:
There were 1,097 Canadians killed at their place of work in 2005 according to a recent study by the Centre for the Study of Living Standards. When we take a look at who these people are, the gender trend is clear; the average rate of workplace deaths in Canada in 2005 was 30 times higher for men than women. In other words, 97 per cent of the people killed on the job were men. In actual numbers, of the 1097 reported workplace deaths in 2005, 1069 were male workers while the remaining 28 were female workers. The study also reports, the rate of workplace death is rising for men and falling for women. (article)
Some U.S. stats supplied by the beautiful Carolina in her smashing article Do Any Women Work at the Dirty, Difficult and Dangerous Jobs that Men Do? Any Women At All?
- “In 2006, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Stats, 5,396 men and 444 women were killed on the job. Women were only 7.5% of on-the-job fatalities.”
- “And, btw, the 412 rescue workers who were killed in the 9/11 attacks were…all men.”
- 99% of coal miners are men.*
- 99% of garbage collectors are men.*
- 100% of deep sea fishermen are men.
- 100% of electrical power line installers are men.
- 100% of roughnecks (work the oil drill) are men.
- 99% of auto repair mechanics are men.*
- 99% of roofers are men.*
- 100% of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics are men.
- 98% of metal fabricators are men.
- 97% of aircraft maintenance and service technicians are men.
- 95.5% of firefighters are men
- 92% of construction workers are men.
- 88% of patrol officers are men.