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"We'll give family one million baht" for death of Canadian tourist says owner

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"We'll give family one million baht" for death of Canadian tourist says owner

 

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Caption: "Zipline" shut down

 

"We'll give family one million baht" for death of Canadian tourist says owner

 

Thai media reported that an investigation was underway at Flight of the Gibbon in Mae Orn district of Chiang Mai. 

 

The zipline facility has been ordered shut down following the death of a 25 year old Canadian tourist on Saturday. 

 

Spencer Charl (name transliterated from Thai) plummeted to his death when wires and a harness gave way. 

 

Forensics teams led by Pol Lt-Col Thanandorn Withayawuthikun were on the scene on Sunday examining wires, a harness and pulleys. 

 

Kriangkrai Sihaamphai said on behalf of the adventure facility that they complied with all inspections. The latest one that they passed was in March. 

 

He believed a pulley had become detached. 

 

He said there was insurance in place so that one million baht would go to the victim's family. 

 

Arkhom Sommana of Huay Kaew sub-district ordered the facility shut.

 

Thai PBS reported that Flight of the Gibbon was under investigation for forest encroachment and an accident involving a tourist in 2016. The encroachment issue was still going through the courts. 

 

Relatives of the victim had arrived in Chiang Mai.

 

Daily News pulled no punches in saying that it was a case of acting after the event.

 

The line had a weight limit of 125 kilograms. The weight of the tourist was part of the investigation, they said.

 

Source: Thai PBS

 

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and some flowers and a gift basket, right?

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So everyone needs to take note that 'attractions' in Thailand probably have USD 30k or less public liability insurance.

 

Sort of puts the cries for Falangs to be adequately insured into the right perspective.

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12 minutes ago, webfact said:

one million baht would go to the victim's family.

Along with..................................

image.png.72e18a7c9d74bbe5a99b93330db4e7bc.png<deleted> sad the price of a life over here !

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15 minutes ago, NCC1701A said:

and some flowers and a gift basket, right?

 And Don't forget the Fruit .....1 Million Baht ?? Life is VERY Cheap Here in'it ??

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i think that will just get the poor guy home, how many more accidents are we going to hear of , these lethal zip lines here in Thailand

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28 minutes ago, webfact said:

Arkhom Sommana of Huay Kaew sub-district ordered the facility shut.

Change his surname to Som Nam Na

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They don't understand exchange rates. They think people with USD are 30 times richer (big money) than Thai people (small money).

 

This is the justification for double pricing and and many other rip offs.

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36 minutes ago, webfact said:

We'll give family one million baht"

IF they sign papers promising end of story. Then, business as usual.

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It depends on the circumstances of family dependents. 1 million baht won't go far, less than a year's income in Canada. Much as I dislike lawyers, that's where I would be heading in their shoes.

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30 minutes ago, Thaiwrath said:

Along with..................................

image.png.72e18a7c9d74bbe5a99b93330db4e7bc.png<deleted> sad the price of a life over here !

No, the limit of cover of an insurance policy, nothing to do with "the price of a life in Thailand"...Jesus...

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4 minutes ago, Just Weird said:

No, the limit of cover of an insurance policy, nothing to do with "the price of a life in Thailand"...Jesus...

 

51 minutes ago, webfact said:

"We'll give family one million baht" for death of Canadian tourist says owner

So who is giving the family the money ? 

If it is the insurance company, the zipline owner is giving the family <deleted> all.

If convicted of negligence, the company should compensate the family a hell of a lot more than the insurance limit. 

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