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    New Airport - nothing new - will a child die today ?

    Our new shining light Durban International Airport - being run by the same idiots as the old airport.

    2 weeks ago we went to the airport to collect family arriving for a visit.

    side-note :-
    My opinion of the new airport ? Disappointing. Apart from more floor space, not much seems different to the old one, except the lack of a viewing deck. Try explaining to a 4 year old, who had to sit in the car for an hour long trip, that we are at the airport but you can't see the planes !

    While waiting, having a 4 year old in tow, we got dragged off to the small amusement area at the end closest the parkade. I did the usual purchase of enough tokens to feed the rides sufficient to satisfy the poor bored child.

    It only took a few seconds to notice the plug strip on the floor.

    I couldn't miss it - it was slap bang in the middle of the floor, on the floor.

    It looked like a strip of rectangular plastic extrusion ( we used to call it eco-tubing for LAN cables, this was just bigger ) with at least 3 plug sockets mounted in it, into which the surrounding machines were plugged into.

    But what horrified me, was the fact that it was clearly and noticable damaged, change that to broken, and I could just flip the whole first socket over with my foot, without any effort whatsoever, exposing the wires and connectors at the back.

    So off we went, and I spotted an orange vested employee, who on enquiry was the senior fire officer. Great, I thought.
    Do you know the Safety Officer ?
    Sure, what's up ?
    Explained the situation, he got on the radio and thanked me, and went on his merry way.

    So today I go back to the airport as it's time for the family to depart.

    Guess what ...... ?

    yep. Am just waiting for a news article about some poor child who got injured at the airport.
    Watching the ships passing by.

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    First thing that came to mind - this needs a photograph.

    Second thought - let's hope it's on earth leakage, and the earth leakage works.

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    I don't think I'll take a drive all that way just for a pic, but I have sent an e-mail to ACSA as well.
    Watching the ships passing by.

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    no prize for guessing who did the electrical installation...yip edison power...where do you see an electrical contractor become a multi millionaire...only one who is linked to correct people.

    who gets contracts which are so poorly done that the they dont get signed off but still get paid for...yip edison power.

    who gets a 12 million contract as the highest bidder...yip edison power

    ooops

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    Quote Originally Posted by murdock View Post
    no prize for guessing who did the electrical installation...yip edison power...where do you see an electrical contractor become a multi millionaire...only one who is linked to correct people.

    who gets contracts which are so poorly done that the they dont get signed off but still get paid for...yip edison power.

    who gets a 12 million contract as the highest bidder...yip edison power

    ooops
    Unfortunately, I think this would have been a retro fit by the tenant to suit their requirements / floor layout / position of machines, so the blame can't be placed with the company who installed the main system in the building.

    However, I would like to know who would be responsible when someone gets zapped - the airport, ACSA, the tenant ? Am pretty sure that there would be a serious amount of denial and finger pointing.
    Watching the ships passing by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveob View Post
    However, I would like to know who would be responsible when someone gets zapped - the airport, ACSA, the tenant ?
    More than likely Mr. Ungaas.
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