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An investigative news team from Fox 5 television in Atlanta recently took a hidden camera onto a public school construction site in an effort to determine the use of undocumented workers on a publically funded project, something prohibited by law in Georgia. What they found was a “sub-sub-contractor” – a masonry company using illegal workers to do the work, to the detriment of local masonry companies who only use legal verified workers. By state law, all construction workers on publicly funded projects in Georgia must have their identities checked with E-Verify to be sure that they have a legal right to work, but the masonry company laying bricks on a new school was “not even registered as an E-Verify company.” Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 This is another instance where the owner and the general contractor both denied that they knew who the masons were and who was employed on the site. In such cases, the lack of control on the job site and lack of knowledge of who is working on the site could lead to safety violations and possible injury.