The 7 Deadly Hobbies:
4. Sky Diving
Deaths and accidents:
Cause of Deaths: equipment malfunction, mid-air collisions
The U.S. Parachuting Association has 33,000 members, and it estimates that people make about 3 million jumps each year. Skydiving's risks are obvious: A parachute malfunction, a mistake in midair, or a loss of consciousness are all concerns, even for veterans. In 2010, there were 21 fatal skydiving accidents -- one death for every 142,000 jumps.
Mistakes happen in Canada as well and it's important to make sure that the organization you're jumping with is credible. And our government is in no hurry to help either. Canada's transport minister told Canada.com that Ottawa won't move to regulate the skydiving industry, despite 22 deaths across the nation in a decade, and five at one Calgary-area facility since 1989.