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    Bugger! If only I had my camera on me today. I woke up this morning to total silence. No air con. No fan. No electricity. So I went into Rawai on the partly completed new road they are making... ... to find that workmen had lowered some of the telephone and power lines so that some were hanging very low and others were lying on the side of road.

    At the end of a soi next to a 7-11, people on moto-cy's were ducking under these cables - and were kindly assisted by a workman who was treading on some cables that wouldn't lie flat while lifting the others so that they would slide gently over the heads of the riders.

    The good news is I saw no bright flashes or dead bodies.

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    This picture I took in Koh Chang, the lorry was unloading the digger to get on the ferry, the digger got a bit wrong and swung the front wheels of the lorry over the big ditch to the left on the picture, the lorry driver started screaming at him



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    ^^ Here is the 7/11 after the cables had been tidied up - and lifted back onto the poles:


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    Our News is Always New
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    Monday 24th September 2006
    Construction worker injured as he comes into contact with a live wire on top of a water tower.
    A nasty accident now from a construction site in North Pattaya. Police and rescue workers were called to the location in the early hours of Monday Morning after receiving reports of a man who had received an electric shock and required urgent medical attention. A rescue plan for the victim was put into operation when rescuers realized that he was on the top of a water tank some 30 meters up. The man had sustained burns to his mouth and head and was slowly brought down from the water tower. Fellow workers mentioned that he climbed the water tower to fix a pump which had malfunctioned. As he was tampering with the pump he failed to notice some exposed live wires which made contact with him causing the injuries which are not life threatening.

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    concrete trucks are heavy, especially when they are delivering and are full of concrete



    Its rainy season, so that means the going might get soft.....



    In the end they started to dump the concrete in the ditch to lessen the weight of the truck. Women with buckets were scooping up the concrete and moving it by hand to the building site.

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    Construction worker dies in front of friends
    The staff of Regal Hope Villas informed the Pattaya police that a colleague had died in one of the houses at the village, located on Pratamnak Road, and requested the police to come investigate. This incident occurred on 1st December at 6.45 pm.


    The police and Sawang volunteers found the place to be a 2 storey townhouse and the body was in front of the stairs to the second floor.
    Mr. Naret, aged 25, a friend of the deceased stated the man is Mr. Somkid, aged 22. Mr. Naret stated that they were all construction workers who were hired to work on this house. When they were sitting on the stairs working, Mr. Somkid had a heart attack and slid down the stairs to the first floor. When he saw this, he quickly ran out to inform Mr. Anthony Pisher, aged 61, a British national and the owner of the house who then called an ambulance; but they were too late as Mr. Somkid had died.
    The police sent Mr. Somkid’s body out for autopsy to find the cause of death and will contact his relatives.

    pattaya people

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    These two shots are actually from the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh rather than Thai.



    These guys are a looong way up.


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    Here we have an accident waiting to happen in Ban Chang, a nice ladder made from from rough cut tree branches


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    Not really dangerous but certainly a bit odd


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    ^ That's not Thailand. If it had been a Thai builder he would have turned the light around so it shone in the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal
    That's not Thailand.
    On second look you might be right.
    Those bricks don't look thai sized.
    I got it from a thai website though

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    and d.d follows international building code?
    good onyou man. must be good to rake in the dough while workers hang from, your words"string"
    a good thread.
    made bad by your pics of "your" workers following the same practices.

    to quote abba...money , money , money.
    enjoy your next bonk with .........bought by your business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradthai
    a good thread. made bad by your pics of "your" workers following the same practices.
    I don't think there can be many here involved in any sort of business who would be proud of the lack of safety in their workplace but a building site is an area where safety can rarely be imposed without the co-operation of the workers. And the Thais seem to have an almost child like belief that the image of Buddha that they wear round their necks will protect them from everything from bullets to going blind through not using eye protection.
    Lord, deliver us from e-mail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bradthai
    a good thread. made bad by your pics of "your" workers following the same practices.
    I don't think there can be many here involved in any sort of business who would be proud of the lack of safety in their workplace but a building site is an area where safety can rarely be imposed without the co-operation of the workers. And the Thais seem to have an almost child like belief that the image of Buddha that they wear round their necks will protect them from everything from bullets to going blind through spanking the monkey too much.

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    No accident yet but I'm damn sure I wouldn't be doing this for 200baht per day.



    The new Jomtien View Talay condo, yep this is about the 12th floor.


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    And I get dizzy standing on a chair!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    Not really dangerous but certainly a bit odd

    Geeez!! Don't you guys have any creativity?? No problem here.....It's a fire escape..

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    How many times have you seen a thai welding holding up his hand that in his mind acts as welding glasses as he welds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bradthai
    a good thread. made bad by your pics of "your" workers following the same practices.
    I don't think there can be many here involved in any sort of business who would be proud of the lack of safety in their workplace but a building site is an area where safety can rarely be imposed without the co-operation of the workers. And the Thais seem to have an almost child like belief that the image of Buddha that they wear round their necks will protect them from everything from bullets to going blind through not using eye protection.
    Yes but it's proven that the Buddha does protect them, because they mostly get away with perching precariously on upper stories without even the cheapest basic safety equipment. It is known that the fallers either do not wear Buddha charms or are good people and deserving to return as farangs.

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    A few bare wires never done anyone any harm, well apart from the few that have died or been severly burnt.

    This is the outside lighting for the big condo as you get to Jomtien beach, wonder if it's live?



    And another of their lights.


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    where's the apprentice ?

    grab that wire son ..... feel anything ?

    no , well don't touch the other folker then , it 'll kill ya .

    with apologies to KBW

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    Here's my almost 4 year old standing on the side walk next to the electrical meter on the post outside of our house. I had him lift his hand to give you perspective..

    The really great thing is that with a child's curosity and their point of view they can see right underneath the protector and it naturally draws their attention for sticks, fingers, whatever..


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    Quote Originally Posted by a. boozer View Post
    And I get dizzy standing on a chair!
    I get dizzy looking at that picture.

    I wonder if they had done it the same way when they build baiyoke 2.

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    You just can't beat Thai bamboo scaffolding, bits of bamboo tied together with some string, no safety helmets, no harnesses, and a nice pair of flip flops each.




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    ^It's like watching the blooming circus! The monkey show...Mostly related to them climbing like monkey's not actually calling them that...

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