No fall protection for mom at work in Bangkok

Photo reprinted with permission of Simon Kolton

This worker carefully descends a metal staircase at the top of a high rise in Bangkok. She lives with her family in a camp on the ground.

Photographer Simon Kolton met construction workers and their families in Bangkok and Pattaya. He went to work with them, followed them up the buildings to take photos. Kolton (who goes by “fly” on Flickr) said he was “more scared” than the workers, and that coming down the ladder is much harder than going up.

The construction elevator doesn’t reach the top three floors of the building, so they use the metal ladder.


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