Sanitation

  • This Common Job Is Stunningly Dangerous

    This Common Job Is Stunningly Dangerous

    You may already know that a garbage man (very few women still opt for this job) is dirty work that won't get you rich. (The average salary is $27,000 a year.) But what most people don't know is that it's also incredibly dangerous work. Sanitation workers experience twice the fatality rates of police officers... Continue Reading

  • Confessions of a Sanitation Worker

    Confessions of a Sanitation Worker

    Brian French was nearly crushed to death by a trash collection truck during a routine garbage run last winter. French was forced to react much faster than anyone should ever have to at 4 a.m. "I hopped over the hood of a parked car and slid off the side. I was lucky," says French, a sanitation worker of five... Continue Reading