For most workers, being told they’re getting a raise at work is a cause for celebration, but not for these builders in China. That’s because they’re constructing a mountain road thousands of feet above the ground in Pingjiang County, Hunan province. With no ropes or safety harnesses, and only hard hats to protect them if they fall, these men spend their days hauling heavy planks and wheelbarrows full of cement over a rickety wooden walkway. Chinese officials hope that the road will draw thousands more tourists to the area, as they flock to walk along the scenic route.
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