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  • Construction Worker Collapse

    Three construction workers suffered injuries while they were working on the second floor of a building that collapsed. They were working on a new single family home. The workers were pouring concrete when the scaffolding above them collapsed and fell on top of them. A structural beam that was composed of wood and filled with iron and concrete fell on top of the men. It is estimated that the tie beam weighed several thousand pounds. One of the workers received treatment on the scene. Another worker was taken to the Boca Raton Regional Medical Center. The third worker was taken to the Delray Medical Center. He suffered serious injuries and is in critical danger. Some people are required to put their lives on the line daily just to make a living.…

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  • Construction Worker Observation

    Oddly, the group I analyzed was mixed with all kinds of different people. These contrasting personalities all bonded over the one thing they all had in common: their dogs. Even if they had a dog entirely opposite of another, they still found a common topic that had to do with their canines. The diverse range of people who attend the dog park was tremendous. A conversation between two people that stood out the most to me was between a hippie and a construction worker. The construction worker…

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  • Construction's Fatal Four: A Case Study

    safety and health of 130 million workers and 8 million worksites throughout the nation. According to information obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, more than 4,500 workers were killed in 2013. When compared to 2012, fatal work injuries related to the private construction sector increased by 3 percent. This increase represents the largest number of fatal work injuries in this sector since 2009. In 2013, the fatal work injuries involving contractors accounted for nearly 20…

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  • Importance Of Safety In Construction

    The majority of accidents that take place on a construction site are often the result of unsafe acts and conditions which are preventable. The identification and elimination of hazards in the workplace is a direct way to reduce accidents and prevent fatalities from occurring. A construction company can achieve this with a well written and implemented a safety plan. It is important for a construction company to implement a widespread safety program because it gives the employees the skills needed…

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  • The Construction Industry

    The construction industry is one of the high risk industry with more number of injuries and fatalities reported compared to other industries. The construction industry has also been performing poorly on health and safety of its employees. In New Zealand, the construction sector is the sixth largest sector which employs 180,000 people. The Construction Sector Action Plan of 2011 suggests that the construction industry in New Zealand had the highest rate of fatal injury making it almost thrice the…

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  • The Flatman

    Flatman 2 Return Of The Flatman The Legend of the flatman is no ordinary man. I witnessed it firsthand when I was a boy before I had a beard. I blew the Flatman out of my window and into the dark night never seen again. Then my father stormed into my room and I told him what I saw. Then he said, “It is all in your head now go to, bed.” After growing up in Prague, Czech Republic, I moved to the neighboring country, Austria closer to the Alps. I managed to get a job as a construction worker in…

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  • Carpenter Technology

    environment,with the weather, and maybe to lower the cost and think out of the box to build the house with the technology to help you. What many people had noticed or had found out with the technology has allowed every U.S. kind of industry except the construction industry to accomplish the impossible. What They had notice and slowly gain respect during the past four decades. For the past four decades the construction industry during the same period has remained essentially unchanged and this…

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  • Summary Of An Interview With The United Framing Company

    between a director of recreation or a director of athletics. But at the end of the day he ended up going into neither. It is crazy how different career paths come about along the way. The first year into college he worked a summer gig in his wife 's family owned construction company. He enjoyed it so much he started working there every summer. After he graduated college he realized there was lots of jobs in his field but none were making enough money in recreation. He started working in…

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  • Carpentry Research Paper

    sure the job they are working on can be the best possible. Active learning is required, and allows the carpenter to learn from previous mistakes, and on how to improve the quality of one's work on a daily basis. Everyday a carpenter can learn something new, wether it be on how to solve a problem they have, or to make their creations of more quality. Judgment and decision making are vital skills needed. A carpenter needs to take into account the costs and benefits of every job they decide to…

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  • Flatbeds

    There's nothing easy about construction, from harvesting the lumber to forging metals to the actual build, every aspect of this industry is difficult. One challenge that all construction companies face is the logistics of moving materials and equipment to job sites when they are needed. It's a process that requires specialized flatbed trailers, trained drivers and a great deal of behind-the-scenes support. That's why every construction company needs a reliable flatbed trucking company as a…

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