Construction workers often get a bad rep. And when you see these photos, which cover everything from balancing acts to improvised safety visors, it’s easy to understand why. Take this guy, for example. He either doesn’t know about the “Flammable Gas” or just doesn’t care enough to forgo the cigarette until his next break. Let’s give him the benefit of the doubt – perhaps nothing has been connected yet.
Let’s assume that this worker has done this sort of thing before. He’s so confident in his methods that there’s nothing in place to stop those beams from slipping. Meanwhile, it’s safe to say he probably doesn’t have a welder’s mask on.
This set-up begs the question, why is someone even holding the ladders? Are they hedging their bets? Stupidity on so many levels.