I have some roof repairs to accomplish today. I am not looking forward to the work. Roofing is dangerous, 4th most dangerous occupation in the US.
Fatal injuries per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers: 51.5
Total fatal injuries: 96
Most common fatal accidents: falls, slips, and trips
Total non-fatal injuries: 2,060
Median annual wage: $39,970
Number of workers: 160,600
Watermen have been oystering from the Callis jetty in Town Creek since 1957. Earlier this year the jetty sold. The idea was, the new owner might could provide the watermen a place to work from, continuing a 60+ year tradition. Hasn’t happened yet. Watermen have been told, at least for now, to move on.
The watercraft currently tied up at Callis’ jetty are largely utilitarian. Barges. Can you distinguish them from their land cousin, the dumpster?
Missing the watermen.
There was a controversy in Richmond Virginia years ago about a street name. Powhite. Was it pronounced Pow-Hite after the mythical indian tribe, or Po’ White? Do you want to live on Slabtown or Queenstown? antonymic names.