Common Animal and Insect Hazards in Construction Work

SHANE HEDMOND | April 20, 2018

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In December of 2017, two construction workers were doing the work they had been instructed to do on a garage. They were intensely focused on the project and hadn’t paid much attention to their surroundings until one noticed a movement out of the corner of his eye. When he turned to look, he saw a huge black bear approaching his coworker.

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