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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 6th June, 2010)


Wigan Pier Statues return but this time they are being filled with cement.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony T700)
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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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