I’ve been in the construction industry for about 15 years and I have to be honest—I have always been a bit of an outlier. For starters, I have been married to a construction worker for about 18 years. We have been married for that long, so it’s a pretty safe bet that I’ve already been around construction for a while. My first job in construction is in the demolition industry, where I was a demolition supervisor.
When I was in school I was in the construction industry, so I had been married for a while, although I never went back to school. I guess I have a few regrets about that. I guess I have to admit that I was pretty much out of touch with the development industry.
I believe a lot of people are just ignorant about construction and don’t realize that construction work is one of the most dangerous industries out there. The industry is constantly under fire from terrorists and law enforcement, so it’s no surprise that they don’t see this as a joke. All the more reason to understand how dangerous a job is.
The construction industry is the most dangerous job on the planet. There are around 40,000 Americans die every year from accidents in the profession. That is a lot of people and that is a lot of money. Not all construction workers are bad people. If youve ever seen a construction site you will see that people are doing their best to make the job a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.
We all know that a good construction crew is the best kind of construction crew. That being said, some people arent so bad. For most construction companies the worst thing you can be is a bad guy. It’s not that these bad guys are always bad people, its just that they are almost always the ones who have no respect for the danger around them. And if they arent the bad guys they are the ones who take a job they shouldnt be doing and get fired for it.
Its a fact that some companies hire bad people to do construction jobs. The two most common examples are concrete contractors doing concrete pavers, who in most cases find out that they arent good at doing pavers and just go out and hire a truck driver who does pavers to do them instead. Also, some other contractors hire bad workers, but they dont even have to be bad people. I mean, they just need to be bad at showing up on time for work.
Ok so construction and construction workers are horrible people, but how about excavation? Thats where you get into the creepy crawly end of the spectrum as far as construction is concerned. One of the most disgusting companies that I have worked for was a concrete company that used to haul dirt for a concrete company that made concrete pavers. They had two guys who showed up every week and were supposed to be on the job.
Thats where they failed. The man who showed up every week and had to do the work looked like someone had tried to kill him with an axe. They were both covered in puke and slime, and after a while they just stopped showing up.
Well, I don’t know about you but I am pretty sure I have never experienced such an experience. But I am also pretty sure that every time I have stepped foot into a construction site, it has been packed with construction workers and construction equipment. So I think it is safe to say that every day, construction workers and construction equipment are constantly there.
I just think that if you’re a construction worker, you must be in for a rough night at the hand of giant excavators. This morning, for example, I was working on a building that was one floor above an excavator. It was pretty loud and had a lot of dust and debris in the air. When I was about to step on a piece of equipment, I heard a loud clang and then saw the side of it go into the dust.