There’s a huge imbalance in , yes. In my country (🇪🇸 ), last year there were 751 work-related deaths, of which 696 were men (source: last available official report by Ministerio de Trabajo y Economía Social).

  • 1,165% more than die at work.
  • Men are >12× more likely to die at work than women.
  • Of all people who die at , >92% are men.

/cc @namark

@tripu I'm not sure if I agree or disagree with you based on this, but the work deaths stat was kind of a shock when I first heard it. iirc men are...


I’d be curious to see how these work deaths relate to pay. If there is a large portion of work deaths but they are all for high-paying jobs then that paints a very different picture than if the same were true for low-paying jobs..

There are always going to be high-risk jobs, and generally we pay people well for that risk (well hopefully), and their safety is sometimes in their own hands.

Take tower climbers as an example. They get high pay, but their safety is partly determined by if they use the safety on their climb or not. Most tower climbers are given the equipment to do so but dont use it because it is tedious to clip off 1000 times every time they take a step up the ladder. So most just dont use it. This of course puts their life at risk of falling, but thats their own choice, and are paid accordingly

On the other hand some guy working in a mine without proper safety or ventilation being paid pennies and dying off by the dozen is a very different scenario and far more concerning.


@freemo @tripu @namark
I think a lot _more_ should be looked at than just pay compensation. The fact that there is a demographic imbalance does provide precedent to implications in other areas such as social expectations and career goals.

@lucifargundam agreed, there are many interesting factors to explore here.

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