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by Lorr - 16:23 on 20 February 2012

So here it is! When we arrived in Malta the builders were busy knocking down a corner building.  Over the last three weeks they cleared the site, brought in the auger and drilled some large holes.  Then they built a wall around the site with a normal sized door in it.  Then today they decided they need to pour cement into the large holes so they brought in the cement truck and a crane with a large bucket on the hook.  They poured the cement from the truck into the bucket, hauled it by crane over the wall and tipped it into the holes.

Now why didn't they just pour the cement in BEFORE they built the wall!!!

On the next corner the workmen started knocking down another corner building - by hand!  One guy standing on the roof with a hand held jack-hammer.  Loosening limestone blocks, lifting them by hand and stacking them, then throwing the cement and rubble into the centre of the building.  The rubble lumps that found their way down the outside of the building bounced on the corrugated iron sheet put up to protect the pedestrians and cars.  He got it finished in about a week - not bad going but wonder how health and safety would rate the lack of goggles, mask, safety lines, RSI protection?  Thats the EU for you....


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