Of all the crazy things found on a construction site, an item recently found in Copenhagen, Denmark might just top them all.
Expensive small batch alcohol has been a popular trend in America recently, but I bet you’ve never had a drink from a vodka bottle worth $1.3 million before. After thieves stole the priceless bottle from a pub in Copenhagen, the bottle was emptied and later discarded on a construction site.
The vodka inside was relatively worthless, however, because the bottle itself is made of 6.6 pounds of gold and 6.6 pounds of silver and fitted with a diamond encrusted cap. The bottle’s creator was a Latvian car manufacturer, Dart Motorz, according to the New York Times.
The famous bottle, which also made a brief appearance on Netflix’s “House of Cards” was turned over to police by an unidentified man, who found it on the construction site. A picture of the bottle is below:
Overall, Oregon was in the middle of the pack with regards to hourly wage for the 25 construction professions analyzed, with an average ranking of 18. However, the Northwest state has the 3rd highest cost of living, according to MERIC, as it costs 31% more to live there versus the average state.
Maryland is ranked 7th in highest cost of living wages according to MERIC, which dropped their overall hourly wage ranking from around 20th to the 48th ranked state.
California fell victim to its extremely high cost of living, much like Hawaii did.
Hawaii, as beautiful of a place as it is to be, is unfortunately ranked last on our list of best places to work.
If your company did not electronically submitted its 2016 OSHA 300A injury and illness log to OSHA before December 31, 2017, they could be facing an other-than-serious violation with a maximum penalty of $12,934. We tried to warn you, and warn you, and warn you again.
Union vs non-union is an argument that has raged on for decades and in many comment sections on various Construction Junkie posts. What is not up for the debate is that union members certainly make more than their non-union counterparts
St Patrick’s Day was just a few short days ago and, while everyone else was busy wearing green and justifying the massive amounts of alcohol they were consuming, employees of Netherlands based Oasen, a utility company, were busy finding an actual pot of gold.
Welders are essential on many construction jobs throughout the US, especially in bridge construction and high rise buildings. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) groups Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers into one category, but their jobs essentially boil down to joining and cutting metal.
Last Thursday, every construction professional’s worst nightmare happened. Lives were lost, both construction workers and civilians, by way of the catastrophic collapse of FIU’s under construction pedestrian bridge. We shared what we knew as of late Thursday night, but since this is not only a tragedy directly related to construction, but also a huge learning opportunity for the entire industry, I wanted to make sure we continued to follow and update on the story as it develops.