10 Most Dangerous Jobs In Africa

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Written by Kevin Mwanza

With large informal sectors, the governments of many African countries are unable to inspect most of the workplaces to ensure that employers are taking good care of their workers. Occupational accidents are common as companies flout safety regulations put in place by state agencies.

More than 54,000 fatal occupational accidents and about 42 million work-related accidents take place every year in sub-Saharan Africa, according to research by Science Direct. Even in countries with strong labor unions like South Africa, there is still insufficient oversight to prevent accidents from happening.

While not all jobs are prone to accidents, there are some that are a more susceptible than others. In this list AFKInsider looks at the top most dangerous jobs in Africa.

Sources: The Telegraph, Mail & Guardian Africa, CNN News