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Only in Vietnam #14 14 March 2011

Posted by uggclogs in only in Vietnam, Travelling.
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An toan la tren het (or Safety first) is a slogan you see all over Vietnam. On building sites especially. But it is sometimes a “going through the motions” of occupational health and safety, and I frequently see extremely dangerous practices.

This weekend, though, I was standing with my heart in my throat as I watched the building behind us demolishing the verandas. Two men were using jack hammers to drill the veranda they were standing on…

I am not sure if they will demolish the rest of the building or just the little verandas that have been built onto the house, but I am just waiting for a major accident to happen!