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12-20-2012, 09:54 AM
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Turbofan
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Originally Posted by y2kcanucks View Post
Ask Brandon McCarthy who had to have emergency brain surgery for a skull fracture.
True, but again I don't think we should be arguing for 'danger pay' when other professions have a much higher fatal injury rate. Krys Barch might want to think twice about comparing himself to a 'truck driver' or a 'farmer', when last year 759 truck drivers had a fatal work injury (making a median of $13 an hour) and 260 farmers had fatal work injuries (making a median of about $29 an hour). No pro sport is on the list of 'most dangerous jobs', at least by fatal injury rate. (Drivers are #8 and Farmers #7)

Mr. Barch made $850k on 374 minutes of ice-time last year. Or about $136k/hour. I didn't factor in practice or other time he might be considered 'working' though. So that actual rate is probably a lot lower. Still, he's no truck driver or farmer though.

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