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3D Printing Can Revolutionize the Construction Industry

By Shawn Clayton

When a company can print an entire home in less than 24 hours for under $10,000, it’s somewhat surprising that it’s not front-page news for several days in a row. However, most people haven’t even heard of start-up companies like Apis Cor and New Story. These organizations are making tremendous strides to close a gap and provide functioning homes to the many people who need them with the help of 3D printing. While still in its infancy, additive manufacturing may soon be poised to revolutionize an industry that, in many ways, could desperately use a shake-up. (more…)

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On-the-job Deaths Hold Steady; Number of Burn Injuries Underreported

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The rate of workplace deaths in Michigan remained steady in 2011, as 141 workers died on the job compared with 145 in 2010, according to an annual report from Michigan State University.

The construction industry had the most deaths at 24, while the agriculture industry had the second most at 22, according to the Michigan Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation program, or MIFACE. (more…)

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