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Lift plunges after Chinese tour group push and shove their way in

 

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Thai media reported that several Chinese people were injured when an overloaded lift plunged after a tour group returned from a day out at a plush Chiang Mai hotel.

 

Thai Rath said the tourists pushed and shoved their way into the lift overfilling it from the prescribed 10 persons.

 

There were 15 in the lift.

 

It fell but fortunately did not smash into the ground. Five people were injured mostly with cuts and were taken to Maharat Nakorn Hospital for treatment.

 

The hotel was not named. The lift was shut down as the hotel ordered repairs to be made.

 

A Chiang Mai police team led by Adul Somsuay and tourism cops were on the scene Monday.

 

Source: Daily News

 
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Som nam na. Stupidity and impatience have a price.

The hotel operator should give them the bill for the repairs.

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Was it a Chinese made lift !, if the lift was overloaded surely it would

not work,due to safety system,if fitted !, cable snapped ?,important

to not mention name of hotel,must save face.

 

regards worgeordie

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I am so so glad the hotel ordered repair  to the lift.

 

 

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yet another lift falling in LoS.......... The real safety systems in a lift should make it impossible for it to move never mind fall.

There was a report of an escalator falling apart the other day !

 

Reminds me of when I was "on the tools" working  with Indians and Arabs. I could get 3 or 4 more turns on a bolt, nut or screw more than any of them.

They are made of gristle not muscle.

I think the Thais are pretty much the same and probably never use torque wrenches.

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They got it wrong, Chinese do not push and shove, they are a civilised race, especially at the breakfast buffet of the 5 star hotels we have stayed at 555

 

Image result for picture of Chinese people stampeding

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35 minutes ago, darksidedog said:

Som nam na. Stupidity and impatience have a price.

The hotel operator should give them the bill for the repairs.

And what if the instructions how to use the lift were not written in chinese characters and the tourists couldn't read english?

 

Usually there'll be a beeper-alarm for when it's overloaded. But if that's ignored or not understood than who's to blame? 

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i'm no engineer but common sense would suggest lifts have a fail safe mechanism so in the event of overloading/malfunction a brake is applied so the lift will not move?

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4 minutes ago, samsensam said:

 

i'm no engineer but common sense would suggest lifts have a fail safe mechanism so in the event of overloading/malfunction a brake is applied so the lift will not move?

 

They do. There will be an audible alarm if the maximum weight is exceeded and the lift will not work. But if you overload the lift enough then the cable will break and the lift will fall a short distance before the safety lock kicks in. This also happens if the lift speed exceeds a specific maximum for whatever reason.

 

It seems that this is what happened in this case.

 

These Chinese people are still idiots though. Talk about born in a barn. Born on the floor of a barn more likely.

 

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17 minutes ago, Thian said:

Usually there'll be a beeper-alarm for when it's overloaded. But if that's ignored or not understood than who's to blame? 

 

Put 15 people into an elevator designed for 10 and it should be pretty obvious that it's overloaded. And how stupid do you need to be not to understand a warning buzzer, or to ignore it?

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59 minutes ago, darksidedog said:

Som nam na. Stupidity and impatience have a price.

The hotel operator should give them the bill for the repairs.

What about the first few people that got in, i.e. before the lift became unsafe, does 'som nam na' apply to them as well?

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4 minutes ago, KittenKong said:

 

They do. There will be an audible alarm if the maximum weight is exceeded and the lift will not work. But if you overload the lift enough then the cable will break and the lift will fall a short distance before the safety lock kicks in. This also happens if the lift speed exceeds a specific maximum for whatever reason.

 

It seems that this is what happened in this case.

 

These Chinese people are still idiots though. Talk about born in a barn. Born on the floor of a barn more likely.

 

Don't talk about barns. These are people born under the long ancient Chinese culture all washed away by that Little Red Book.

 

You don't see the same behaviour in those Chinese born without that Little Red Book.

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2 minutes ago, KittenKong said:

 

Put 15 people into an elevator designed for 10 and it should be pretty obvious that it's overloaded. And how stupid do you need to be not to understand a warning buzzer, or to ignore it?

Not really overloaded, just 150% in terms of count, which is virtually nothing because not all the people weight the same. Safety factor in cable can be 11 or 12, mean it can sustain 100 people. And it did not really crashed, we don;t know if there was a warning in place and if it was working.

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