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Friday, 5 April 2013

Electrical Safety in Cuba - Low on the list of priorities?

The daughter of a colleague at work has just returned from a holiday on Cuba and took these interesting photos. Thought I'd share these.

This was wiring to a home made washing machine.

This was the washing machine itself.

Any guesses what this was for?

Cuba is a lovely country to visit. Most visitors will understand that in a developing country, there are many other priorities that come before electrical safety. People in rural areas are lucky to have electricity at all.

However in a developed country, there is no excuse for the following type of cavalier attitude to electricity. I suspect this may well have been staged, but wouldn't be surprised if it was true.


  1. Excellent information about the safety in Cuba.
    Thanks for sharing information.
    Holidays to Cuba

  2. Good post....thanks for sharing.. very useful for me i will bookmark this for my future needs. Thanks.

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