August 3, 2008

Repair crew

The route I chose going home took me past a Manila Electric Company (Meralco) substation, and I noticed these guys repairing a transformer just outside the station. The man on the pole had on a harness, but he didn't have the line attached to anything! Sigh. Filipino men sometimes think they're related to Superman. He did attach it eventually, when he had to move to the other side of the pole—that was how I found out it wasn't attached in the first place. STUCK IN TRAFFIC SERIES #6

Meralco repair crew on a utility pole

15 comments:

Layrayski said...

I know what you mean about filipinos acting like supermen. And I love collecting photos as evidence. hehe

Saretta said...

Reminds me of Italians who wear a helmet when riding their motorbikes, because they'll get a ticket if they don't, but they don't fasten the chin strap...so it's no protection at all! It's not just Filipinos with a Superman complex!

Small City Scenes said...

Scary work up there. I would make sure I was fastened EVERYWHERE!!
MB

ken mac said...

Think I would manuever in traffic so the guy didn't fall on me!

melanie said...

TRès bon document. J'espère que ce travail n'est pas dangereux !

Jazzy said...

thanks for stopping by!
brilliant photo, love it! you're so right they're superman!

marley said...

Lucky he spotted it wasn't attached before he moved. It could have ended in disaster!

Louis la Vache said...

But, Hilda! He had THIS on his chest!

Boise Diva said...

What a jumble of wires. I have no idea how they know "which one."

Kumpulan Terbuang said...

oh my.. too many wires there, ckk..3x

Fredrik said...

What a mess! Interesting picture!

babooshka said...

Not having a head for heights, this has been swaying already. The daily photos really do make us look around and find the strangest things. You wouldn't get me up there, with or without a harnees fixed.

crittoria said...

Scary! I'm with babooshka - just looking at the photo makes me nervous - I hate heights!! It would really bother me to watch these guys taking chances...

USelaine said...

Whether I can get a picture or not, these kinds of repair activities always have me stopping for a look. I really like the angle of this shot - sort of adds to the sense of peril!

Bergson said...

an amusing photograph. Do the workmen have they a plan?