It might be helpful to understand the treatment as a sort of hazing ritual. New people are often felt out to see where they fit in the pecking order. And, oh boy, do they make more than that off your labor.
Experience goes hand in hand with accidents, so don't predict an outcome just yet. For those jobs a good safety record and willingness to comply with guidelines is the key to entry and success. The scheduling and expectation is rigid, so it may not be the place for your if you're more versatile. Construction and flexibility go hand in glove, but there are caveats.
Construction, and remodeling specifically, is a good place for people with several talents, a willingness to learn, and good soft skills. Most of the people you meet in construction are socially incompetent, so that's a good way to make a name, and a reputation for yourself. Communication and adaptability are key. When I ran my own show I made about $30 per hour after expenses in a depressed market. If you're good at managing people, one can make much more running a shop.
40 to 60k is possible after 10 years, but requires organizational, and soft skills primarily. If you do well with people, and can manage a team with good quality and efficiency results, I'd go with construction. The opportunities for advancement in the right environment are phenomenal. The trick is finding the right environment.