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    :: Monday, September 17, 2007 ::

    Investigators probe cause of sidewalk, scaffold collapse at construction site - by Judith Lavoie, Victoria Times Colonist
    Wayne Peppard, executive director of the B.C. Building and Construction Trades Council, said new-worker programs are excellent. 'But, certainly, with the heated economy, you can expect there are going to be a number of incidents,' he said.

    One problem is a dangerous combination of bravado and a just-get-it-done attitude, especially with younger workers. Others include the stress of frequent overtime and the vulnerability of workers in the underground economy, he said.

    'In residential construction about 50 per cent is underground. There's more cash running around on those job sites than people.'
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