Top 10 most dangerous jobs in Spokane

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by HAYLEY GUENTHNER & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 6:31 PM

Updated Thursday, May 15 at 10:09 AM

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What do you think is the most dangerous job in Spokane?

SPOKANE, Wash.--A public disclosure request showed the most dangerous jobs within the City of Spokane. The figures are based on the number of worker’s compensation claims Spokane leaders processed between 2011 to 2014.

Statistics showed the Solid Waste Department had 177 injuries reported in three and a half years. Staff said it was dangerous for workers getting in and out of the garbage trucks. The department began using automated trucks to get the numbers of injuries down.

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The Solid Waste Department earned the number two spot for the most dangerous job in Spokane. They beat Spokane Police, Parks employees and the Water Department.

The Spokane Fire Department came in at the number one most dangerous job in Spokane. Statistics showed they had 190 hurt employees in three and a half years. Department leaders said they did top of the line training and various exercises to keep their fire fighters ready for anything.

Here is a complete list of the top dangerous jobs in Spokane:

1.    Spokane Fire Department
2.    Solid Waste Department
3.    Spokane Police Department
4.    Parks Employees
5.    Water Department
6.    Streets Workers
7.    Wastewater Plant
8.    Sewer Employees
9.    Golf Course Employees
10.   Library Workers

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