Construction industry’s workers divided over staying on the job during coronavirus shutdown

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Well when governor Inslee's mandate takes hold tonight many construction sites will go quiet but not all of them and that's prompting a conversation as come as Brian Calvert tells us the governor's orders exclude construction project Jex related to infrastructure health care housing that means most things Amazon is built willing even the remodel of KeyArena stop stop at this point there's been a clear divide among workers some workers see what they do is vital and they want to stay on the job others who spoke to the times on the condition of anonymity because they feared retaliation said on many job sites it's impossible to take proper precautions against the coronavirus a worker on a large project in Seattle told the times when they're putting up residential buildings multiple workers are typically crowded into under ventilated rooms as small as six hundred square feet the worker said quote building an apartment building is not essential if one to seven percent of your workforce is going to get infected doing it Brian Calvert

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