There are dangerous jobs – oil fields, fracking, heavy
construction, railroad repair yards, coal mines, etc.
There are few deaf workers, not that really many,
in these dangerous jobs.
What about the oil fields? For three years during
the seventies, Melvin Newby, who was deaf, was
a welder in the oil fields of Alaska.
Normally he would not be hired because of his
deafness, but his father, a worker in the
Alaskan oil fields, was able to use his contacts
to get his son hired.
After three years he decided he had enough
and went back home to Wisconsin.