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3 Highest Paying Jobs in Construction

Wondering how much jobs in construction pay? The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) compiles statistics for all occupations every year. The BLS reports that the median annual salary for the category, which it terms construction and extraction occupations, was $43,610 as of May 2016. That’s... Read More

How Do You Become a Crane Operator?

Among all construction site employees and laborers, a crane operator is one of the most important. If you don’t mind heights, like working with heavy machinery and crave hands-on work, becoming a crane operator may be right for you. Certified crane operators who excel at their job... Read More

Lax Safety Blamed for Surge in NYC Construction Deaths

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According to an exhaustive review by the New York Times, many recent construction site injuries and fatalities in Manhattan– mostly suffered by undocumented immigrants — were completely avoidable.  The city’s construction boom, taking place across all five boroughs, has come at a grim human cost with the... Read More

East Village Explosion Claims Two Lives, Injures 25

Hundreds of firefighters rushed to 121 Second Avenue in Lower Manhattan after an explosion rocked the East Village neighborhood. The explosion on Thursday, March 26, caused the collapse of the buildings at 121 and 123 Second Ave., and the raging inferno spread to neighboring buildings. As residents... Read More