On a serious note, any shoddy/ugly workmanship can be covered up with Aluminium panelling or plaster and paint, and none will be the wiser....until shit starts delaminating / breaking off.
On a similarly serious note most structural work is covered up with cladding or plaster, there are very few exposed structure buildings.
Without defending the construction industry too much, we are all not in a giant conspiracy to provide as shoddy a job as possible then cover it up.
I was at the site the day before the accident and in one of the major subbies factories the day it happened so didn't actually see the boom crash down.
The footage doesn't show how windy it really was that day.
Darling, it did happen. Watch the crash and the dust and the debris falling in the water. Also the guys running for their lives in the last part of the drop.
...and the reaction from men on the ground up close to the cameraman. I thin one of them says to stop filming. One chap is ushering away people.Ofcourse the upclose filming of men on the ground could have been spliced in from an unrelated incident....but that still doesn't account for the men/man running away in the distant shot.
Last edited by Boomhauer; Jan 18th 2013 at 11:25 am.