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July 8, 2010

Happy travels!

On a rainy day, helping to cart rice husks and there’s no room in the cabin.  These labourers have come up with a solution so they can ride along and not get wet by making a kind of hammock under the overhang at the back of the truck.  What can go wrong?


loading a truck 6

March 1, 2010

loading a truck 6

Originally uploaded by about indo

Down it goes, and the truck sinks a bit as it takes the full weight. Another political t-shirt on the guy in the background.

Sorry I made all these separate posts, but I couldn’t figure out how to put all the pics from flickr into the same post. Next time I’ll upload them directly from my computer.

loading a truck 5

March 1, 2010

loading a truck 5

Originally uploaded by about indo

The truck has been backed under the steel block, now just have to push it over. The factory owners offered to supply boots (and gloves, safety glasses, helmets etc) but the workers refuse to wear them, they complain that it’s restricting. Notice the red and white political t-shirt? It doesn’t necessarily mean that guy supports that party, it would have been given to him for free.

loading a truck 4

March 1, 2010

loading a truck 4

Originally uploaded by about indo

The steel block is in the air. I’m hoping a chain doesn’t snap. How many guys does it take to do that job? I would say four. But it’s a break from routine, so everyone wants to help.

loading a truck 3

March 1, 2010

loading a truck 3

Originally uploaded by about indo

Shoulder, triceps and laterals. This guy doesn’t work out, it’s all working man’s muscle.

loading a truck 1

March 1, 2010

loading a truck 1

Originally uploaded by about indo

The object is iron and too difficult to break up, so it’s being loaded on the truck to sell to a bigger foundry. The block and tackle are set up and the truck is in place.

loading a truck 2

February 28, 2010

loading a truck 2
Originally uploaded by about indo


I promised someone some eye candy this weekend, here it is. See my flickr page for the rest of the series. (double click on the pic)
The guy in the background got caught in an unfortunate pose, hehe.

Safety last

February 25, 2010

Ladder in a warehouse

Originally uploaded by about indo

Ok, in order to do some work on the ceiling, the workman stands on the top rung (yes, the top rung) of this ladder, which stands on four pallets, which stand on a scaffold. To give you an idea of scale, you can just see a two-storey office in the corner of the warehouse on the left-hand edge of the pic. So the height is about the same as the roof of a three-storey building. And he’s standing on a narrow slat, working on something overhead. It’s a pity he wasn’t there at the time I took the pic, but I probably wouldn’t have been able to bear watching if he had been there.
It’s a new building. I was told that one of the guys who helped put the roof on had a limp from the damage done to his legs and hips from previous falls, but once he starts climbing, you wouldn’t know it, he’s so agile in the air. Clearly, Indonesian riggers dont bother with harnesses or much else by way of safety equipment.