The Most Terrifying Jobs You Should Take As A Construction Contractor

Construction is one of those jobs where you could always take the "safe" jobs, or you could be more courageous and take the most terrifying jobs of your life. The latter type of job puts you and the crew in precarious positions, but the pay is outstanding. You could retire earlier than expected (if the job does not kill you and you do not get sued for others' deaths), and live out your life knowing that you built something great. Here are some examples of the most terrifying jobs you do not want to think about, but definitely should take when you are a construction contractor.

Power Plant Construction

Power plant construction contractors are building a source of intense power. This power plant will provide enough power for thousands of homes in the area, and as such, may be responsible for hundreds of people's welfare in extreme weather. Furthermore, if you are building a nuclear power plant, you have to get every part of it absolutely right, or people will die. That is some intense pressure to take on in a job, but since most power plants are government contracts, it is definitely worth the pressure and the risks.

Natural Gas Plant Construction

Natural gas plant engineers consult on this job with you to make sure every last pipeline is present, where it needs to be, and sealed tightly. One wrong step, such as a careless employee leaving a burning cigarette butt in just the spot, and everything you have worked hard for is gone in one explosion. You should probably put only your non-smoking crew members on this one.

Suspension Bridge Construction

When they built both of San Francisco's suspension bridges, the first one suffered umpteen tragedies during its construction. It kept falling apart and crashing into the bay, along with hundreds of men who were working on it at the time. Thankfully an engineer tweaked the plans for the bridges, and they were finally and successfully completed. However, that does not make construction on a suspension bridge any easier.

In fact, the beginning stages of a suspension bridge are the most difficult and most dangerous of all. Your crew members will all have to be quite comfortable with wearing suspension harnesses and dangling from heights. Those that cannot manage heights or hanging from the bridge's suspension cables cannot take a piece of the spoils when the bridge is finally complete.