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    Get some shots of 60 stories of that scaffolding in Hong Kong.

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    Actually in Thailand it is mandatory for construction workers to wear safety flip flops I think.

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    One of my staff doing some painting, It's quite high this building, notice the lack of a safety harness






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    Dog, you obviously don't get too upset about this and having worked construction I canremember when safety regs sure rined a decent work day but what's your liability as employer?

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    Ahh yes my liability as an employer, who the fok is this dead guy that has just jumped from this really tall building

    Actually only been fined one time by the labour dept, and that was only 10k for dangerous building practices, not a problem here

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    Figured as much, had to ask.
    and that was only 10k for dangerous building practices
    What the fuck were you doing? Shooting at 'em while they painted the trim on a 6th floor 'feature'????

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    Naaa, the idiot decided to stand on a mains transformer when we were putting up a sign, suffered 30 percent burns, had to stick him in the burns unit in chonburi for a month and then several months of outpatient care. dumb fok...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Naaa, the idiot decided to stand on a mains transformer when we were putting up a sign, suffered 30 percent burns, had to stick him in the burns unit in chonburi for a month and then several months of outpatient care. dumb fok...
    I hope you billed him for the medicare.

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    I am really surprised that the labour department is actually fining employers.

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    safety harnest

    i would like to mention that the gallon of paint was well protected and fixed there ...they have harnests...

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    I just love this. After years in construction I was really appalled on my first vist to LOS. On the other hand in 30 years as a pipefitter I have never seen a grinder injury. That is, other than eye, which depends on eye, face protection.
    We use em every day, about 25% with shield (when inspectors are around). I wonder why those guys get hurt with them?

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    Here's a picture that might interest you Smullenpe. Electricty meters are all outside on the nearest lampost where the meter reader and the rain can get at them. The switch on the side is for turning the street light on and off. As you can see it is quite unprotected from the elements. I haven't seen anyone electrocuted yet.

    Lord, deliver us from e-mail.

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    One of our neighbours has put this little hood thingy over his meter, or maybe he just likes to breed hornets.

    I think he can't be very romantic becasue you have to admit that there are few things nicer, when the rain is beating down on the roof, than cuddling up to your wife, in the dark after a candle lit dinner, because the power has gone off.


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    I normally wait until the power comes on so I can get back on line

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    Our News is Always New
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    Burmese decorator badly burnt as he comes into contact with power cables.
    At 9am on Tuesday, Police and rescue workers were called to the TS Court Apartments in Soi AR, Central Pattaya after local residents reported a serious accident involving a Burmese painter who had sustained an electric shock. At the scene, rescuers dealt with Mr. Yindi aged 30 who was contracted to paint the outside of the TS Court Apartments. Whilst he was painting, he came into contact with power cables and sustained a shock which luckily did not kill him. The man did sustain serious burns to his left shoulder and was immediately transported to Banglamung Hospital where he is now receiving treatment for 3rd degree burns. He is expected to make a full recovery.




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    Damn! i got four Thais, a ladder, a thirty inch chainsaw and some poor tree goin' at it out under my window and the camera batteries are dead again!!! Fuckin' tree's winnin'

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    Construction accident kills Thai worker in S'pore
    Published on Jan 20 , 2006


    A Thai worker was killed when part of a brick wall collapsed and pinned him to the ground at a Singapore


    construction site, officials said Friday.




    Promsri Khampan, 41, had been levelling some freshly laid cement when the half-tonne brick slab, part of a retaining

    wall on the uncompleted bungalow, came loose after heavy rain.




    The Singapore Civil Defence Force had to break up the slab before Promsri could be extricated, but efforts to revive him failed.



    Two teams from the Ministry of Manpower are investigating the cause of the accident and checking the safety standards at the rest

    ofthe site.



    Promsri's death came the day after parliament passed a new law to make Singapore a safer place to work. It goes into effect in March

    with the aim of halving the workplace fatality rate.


    The law carries tougher penalties for unsafe practices.

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    Wednesday, March 1, 2006
    Worker in grave condition after electrocution

    PATONG: In a dramatic accident that took place in full public view, a young man was electrocuted and severely injured on Monday afternoon while hanging off the side of the Thaweewong Rd Post Office, welding a new sign.

    A bolt of high-voltage electricity shot through Roong-atit Piboon, 18, from Surat Thani, after he swung his arc welder and accidentally touched an uninsulated power cable.

    K. Roong-atit was hanging by a safety harness from a metal railing attached to the second story of the building, working on the sign below. When he was electrocuted, the harness prevented him from falling, and he slumped, unconscious, over the sign.

    Kathu police immediately called the Kusoldham Rescue Foundation, members of which climbed onto the roof of an adjacent bar, brought K. Roong-atit down and rushed him to hospital.

    Panya Song-la-or, a worker with the foundation, later told the Gazette, “He was still slumped over the advertising sign, supported by his safety harness, when we arrived. His clothes were still burning.”

    K. Roong-atit was taken first to Patong Hospital for emergency first aid and then transferred to Vachira Phuket Hospital.

    Theera Phrueksanan, Manager of the Patong Electricity Office, told the Gazette, “The accident was caused by negligence. The worker swung his welder and it touched a wire that was not protected by insulating covers.”

    The power authority, he explained, provided and installed insulating covers, but workers were supposed to move them as they worked, so as to be continually protected.

    “These covers are movable but the proper safety procedure was not observed. They should have been put in place near the working area for maximum protection. A circuit breaker cut the power [after K. Roong-atit touched the cable] but the damage was already done.”

    K. Roong-atit is presently listed as being in a “grave” condition with severe burns and possible internal injuries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    K. Roong-atit is presently listed as being in a “grave” condition
    Almost as good as the 'Burning Question at Local Crematorium' which appeared in my local paper a few years go.

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    Thsi is the local sub police station at the end of Soi Thepasrit, like the way the electric cables go thru the roof and then carry on out thru the otherside







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    Thanks for this. I've got to pass this along to my retired electrician brother-in-law in Texas. He was with a local union in Cook County, Illinois (Chicago area). You couldn't even begin to describe the building codes enforced there. Unbelievable!

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    Why don't they put the cables underground?

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    Welding in Tescos

    These guys were welding in Tescos Phuket during normal working hours.

    My Thai isn't that good, but I think I heard a little boy saying "Daddy! Look at that bright light! Daddy? Daddy? Where are you daddy? I can't see!"


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    Hilarious thread. Best stupid welding story I have heard of was at a mine in Canada where guys were using Oxy-Acetylene in an operating underground coal mine. The mine was the victim of a large underground explosion a month or so later something like 20-30 miners killed. Mine was shut down.

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    Well this movie is from a non 3rd world country, just goes to show things can go wrong anywhere.
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