Infrastructure projects need highly trained workers, such as heavy equipment operators and iron specialists. But as a result of the 2008 recession, which caused an estimated 25 percent of construction jobs to vanish, their ranks have thinned.
By Stuart Leavenworth, McClatchy Foreign Staff BEIJING — Heavy rains on Monday complicated rescue efforts in south China’s mountainous Yunnan province, where a major earthquake Sunday killed at least 398 people and injured more than 2,000 others. Roads were blocked and telecommunications down in and around the Lubian County town of Longtoushan, 277 miles northeast […]
ENSCHEDE, Netherlands (AP) — The roof of a Dutch sports stadium partially collapsed during off-season construction work Thursday, killing one person and leaving 10 others hospitalized, some with severe injuries, a local mayor said. In all, 14 people were injured when the roof at the southern end of the FC Twente stadium collapsed around midday, […]