Ronald, Health and Safety doesn't work in Malta. And they don't like to be criticized either for fear it will upset the powers of the EU if they saw it.
I posted a comment regarding safety regulations on place of work which was removed! I wonder why this happened?
Careful now you diggers! there are some pipes and a mains cable 11 KV supply in a solid rock trench. No wonderer they do not have potholes on the Islands.
22.09.17 16:31pm - not a lot going on here - weekend come early?! :)
21st September is Independence day.....
Derek,thanks for that,is it because it's Maltas Indy day ?
Gavin. They are all up in Cirkawwa queing up to get the ferry to Gozo, it's been choker since early this morning.
no workers today,must be a local holiday.
Dennis. A mate of mine used to be a crane driver on the rigs in the early years and said it was very scary when having to snatch a load off a ship in a heavy sea , with a chance of the crane being toppled into the sea.
Hi DJB,Was watching earlier and it looked a wee bit hairy.I used to work on the North Sea on the boats that supplied the oil rigs.Unloading containers of material required to run the platform,we had at times to chamber onto the top of the load to hook it to the crane.This was with the ship moving up and don 2/3mtrs at a time,the sea breaking over the side of the ship ,add a bit of wind and sleet and you get the picture.The guys who worked the cranes on the rig 15 mtrs or so above us were at the top of their gameand snatched the containers off the deck perfectly .Happy days and just lip service to H/Safety ,I once had a copper pipe come at me like spear from a few feet above ,it took a wee circle out my leg about the size of my little finger nail ,very lucky .
Unloading sections for the underground ducting is fascinating, with men clambering up and down the load and the trench with the crane swinging overhead, no elf n safety in sight.
Look folks they are still using a Coles crane from Sunderland.
So,is the trench for a new Popeye village ..
We visited Popeye Village not long after it opened to visitors, it was really enjoyable, Street actors, cinema. On subsequent visits over the years we have noticed its deterioration,the shop or the cafe are no longer open, the whole place is a shambles. The nearest we go is to view it from the cliff on the opposite side of the Bay. Sad but that is Maltese tourism for you, they have no idea.