Wigan Pier Statues return but this time they are being filled with cement.
Comment by Ron D on 6th June 2010 at 08:19
Health and safety . This man is in serious trouble. No hard hat no scaffold. The statue looks like he maybe an inspector.
Comment by peterp on 6th June 2010 at 08:47
No health&safety here.caught red-handed,no wonder building trade as a bad reputation.
Comment by David on 6th June 2010 at 09:21
Shouldn't he be wearing a safety-harness as well?
Comment by Bennie on 6th June 2010 at 13:04
He's got his cap on back to front.
Comment by Margaret Wall on 6th June 2010 at 13:10
MaybeI'm being a bit thick here but I genuinely don't understand why he should be needing scaffolding, a safety harness and a hard hat. He's only a couple of feet in the air, although with one foot on the wheelbarrow and the other on a cone, it is quite possible that he will slip but it's hardly life threatening stuff.
Comment by Ron D on 6th June 2010 at 14:11
Margaret .Tell health and safety. They have increased the cost of building by 20% to 30%. You pay for that on your mortgage, and probably get injured doing so.
Comment by Jimmy on 6th June 2010 at 14:42
He has took safety precautions, he has wedged the barrow with a stick so it wont keck over
Comment by Mick P on 6th June 2010 at 17:58
Possibly due to the 'sueing generation' precautions have to be taken.
Comment by peterp on 6th June 2010 at 19:43
Most people get hurt falling a few feet,some even get killed.bit ott scaffold but should have had a proper staging to do job not a cone and a wheel barrow and a hard hat to protect his head in case he fell
Comment by nannatee on 6th June 2010 at 22:04
.....and no shoe laces !!!!!
Comment by jazz on 6th June 2010 at 22:27
the country is health and safty mad. never heard ought as daft as to get scaffould for that
Comment by danny swain on 8th June 2010 at 03:19
I agree with margeret and jazz, the lads only 2 ft off the floor, safety harness dont talk soft!! looks like the statue need cheerin up, probly sick n tired of all these silly comments. keep them comin mick!!!
Comment by trixie on 8th June 2010 at 18:11
It's called Americanism.
Comment by Roy on 11th June 2010 at 10:19
A simple stepladder is all that he needed.
Comment by coliwobbles on 11th June 2010 at 15:43
I,m an expat from Australia. If the daft clot had his head on the right way round, all he had to do was dig a hole two feet deep and put the statue in it. Then he could work at a safe level.
Comment by dorothy on 11th June 2010 at 17:26
Lots of remarks about health & safety which I agree on. But not many on the statue. Have they all been replaced?
Does'nt look like a nice place with the barbed wire on a wall. Cant say much for where it is. Our heritage deserves better.
Comment by andy chatt on 18th June 2010 at 19:14
Don't worry about the safety elfs, with the spending cuts that are comeing we'll be back to kids up chimneys soon
Comment by glynboy on 20th July 2010 at 17:36
Not sure which one's the statue !!
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