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11 Surprisingly Dangerous Jobs In The New Economy

11 Surprisingly Dangerous Jobs In The New Economy

With the economy changing, so are the risks.

It used to be easy to define a job as good or bad, easy or tough, safe or dangerous -- but in the new economy it's no longer so cut and dry. Read More »

Slim-Fast Developer Laid Off, Jumps To His Death

Slim-Fast Developer Laid Off, Jumps To His Death

The economic crisis has wrecked many lives, and stolen a few too. The latest apparent casualty was found on a grassy patch behind the Bedforshire, U.K., complex of Unilever, the world's third largest consumer goods company. Clive Blackburn was a preeminent food scientist, who developed Slim-Fast drinks and... Read More »

Almost Everyone On Their Deathbed Regrets Working Too Much

Almost Everyone On Their Deathbed Regrets Working Too Much

An Australian nurse, who spent years counseling men and women at their deathbeds, recorded their revelations and regrets on her blog, which she's now turned into a book, "The Top Five Regrets of the Dying." The most common regrets, she found, were doing what others expected of you over what you truly wanted,... Read More »

Woman Sues After Witnessing Co-Worker Crushed By Elevator

Woman Sues After Witnessing Co-Worker Crushed By Elevator

Terrified by the memory of witnessing a co-worker being crushed to death by a falling elevator, a New York City woman is suing her employer and the company responsible for the machine's maintenance. New York's Daily News reports that Kathleen Mullahy, 36, is incapable of stepping foot in an elevator "out of... Read More »

Manufacturer Fined After Worker Killed By Giant Blender

Manufacturer Fined After Worker Killed By Giant Blender

An Australian brake-pad manufacturer has been fined more than $125,000 following a March 2008 incident in which a worker was killed while cleaning an industrial-size blender. An investigation found the company, FIP Brakes International in suburban Sydney, had a "significant number of safety failings" that... Read More »

Cemetery Worker Dies On The Job

Cemetery Worker Dies On The Job

A cemetery might seem a pretty safe place to work, but that wasn't the case for a suburban Chicago man who died Friday afternoon after a lawnmower fell on his head. Read More »

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