Safety resource   safety photo safety photos safety photo   Athena Safety and Safety and Training’s company aim is to provide cost-effective solutions for training and a confidential, high quality Health and Safety consultancy service to all clients to reduce their business risk.

Luxor, Egypt



These workers had some welding to do on railings near the shores edge of the Nile.
There was no wall plug for the welder, so they bared the cable, so the un-insulated ends could be hung over the un-insulated mains cables on the poles in the street.
The photo shows the worker with a pole with a slit in it positioning the cables, although the camera phone photo does not show the sparks it created when connected.
No long after the connection was made, the cable which was laying across the street was run over by a horse and carriage and was cut into several pieces – no problem, the cables where woven together and insulated with paper towels.
Later in the day the angle grinder was hooked up in the same way – it’s a good job the welder used sunglasses to do the welding!

welding_connection.jpg (750x562 -- 83717 bytes)

Click to enlarge thumbnails when present





Copyright safetyphoto 2006