Tuesday, October 2, 2007

'Cliff' Hanger


This is a condominium under construction. I had cold feet seeing the guy balancing himself between the 2 planks. There are many construction projects going on in PJ - mostly for condominiums. Foreign workers make up almost 100% of the workforce for these projects.
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7 comments:

Kate said...

What's the accident/fatality rate among these workers? It's got to be a high-risk job. Despite worryog about his balance, I really like the angle of the photo.

Murphy_jay said...

Thanks Kate for the comment.
I am not sure on the fatality rate, however now and then there are reports on accidents at construction site, sadly most of the time fatal.
It's a high risk job with low pay, but guess it's still higher than the jobs in their homeland.

alaya said...

nice shot! looks like a pattern :)

エスタ said...

lovely photo! but did also make my stomach turn...my balance would never warrant that kind of confidence!!

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

I enlarged the photo and am looking at this worker as I type this... I can't believe he's not fitted with appropriate safety gear, not even a helmet! The things "developers" get away with...

Nice photo. :)

• Eliane • said...

Brrrr... Amazing picture! I work in New York City - there are several high-rise buildings under construction in the area. Like you, I am fascinated by people working at those hights. I am trying to figure out how much money I should be offered to get up there. I cannot come with the number that would convince me.

Murphy_jay said...

hi alaya, fenix, shanti, eliane, the plight of foreign workers especially those in construction sites are quite sad if you ask me.