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Woman mysteriously dies after touching back of food truck with mild power leakage

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Woman mysteriously dies after touching back of food truck with mild power leakage  

By The Nation

 

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Authorities are investigating the cause of death of a woman who was allegedly electrocuted by a mild electric leakage from a noodle food truck in Nonthaburi’s Bang Yai district on Tuesday night.

 

The Bang Yai police station was alerted at 9pm that a woman had apparently been electrocuted in front of Soi Bang Lane 23/4 in Tambon Bang Lane.

 

The victim was identified as Nipada Polarsa, 24, a local resident. When police, rescuers of the Ruam Katanyu Foundation and a doctor arrived at the scene, they found her husband in tears hugging her lifeless body. 

 

The husband, Kittidej Thongprasert, told police that the couple had gone to buy noodles from the food truck which was parked in front of a convenience store and getting power from a wall socket in front of the store.

 

Kittidej said his wife walked back to the truck to ask for a slice of lime but stumbled over an iron bar used for chaining bicycles and fell towards the food truck. She was electrocuted when her left hand touched the back of the truck.

 

Kittidej ran to help up his wife and he too experienced an electric shock. He shouted to the noodle truck owner who immediately pulled out the plug in front of the convenience store.

 

Songpol Ratanapithaik, 38, the owner of the food truck, said he had used a power gauge before starting to sell to ensure his wife’s safety as she cooked the noodles but his check did not reveal any leakage. 

 

Officials from the Bang Yai office of the Metropolitan Electricity Authority checked and found that the leakage was just 36 volts and should not have killed anyone.

 

The doctor who inspected the scene with police said the tiny burn on the victim’s left wrist was not consistent with electrical burns on other victims of electrocution.

 

The body was sent for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

 

Source: http://www.nationthailand.com/news/30372191

 

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She mysteriously completed a bigger circuit than 36v in safety land where little is known about cpr🤔RIP

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17 minutes ago, webfact said:

Songpol Ratanapithaik, 38, the owner of the food truck, said he had used a power gauge before starting to sell to ensure his wife’s safety as she cooked the noodles but his check did not reveal any leakage. 

I think they do that everytime they plug the electric in,if he really did that

i suspect he knew there could be problems with the electric  supply,

RIP young lady, 

regards Worgeordie

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Just maybe she had an undiagnosed heart problem and the 36 volt shock was enough to stop her heart ?

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The truck was presumably sitting on rubber tyres, also the Officials from the Bang Yai office clearly were not engineers.

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What a tragedy.

This won’t be the only sleeping giant.

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7 minutes ago, Youlike said:

On the open markets i see plenty of extension cords/connectors and they even lay in the puddles where people shop.

 

I'm amazed that not many more people get electrocuted in Thailand.

Me too, one of the reasons I wear mainly rubber soled shoes, especially when going to markets.

So many OHS hazards it is mind boggling, cords across footpaths roads, bare wires, trip hazards,  

Wonder what the stats for electrocution look like

 

RIP young woman 

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I guess no public liability insurance either

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Posted (edited)

Many years ago my eldest came within a whisker of becoming an earthing spike at a temple fair when a loose cable (lighting?) swung and fizzed millimeters above his head...

(It actually touched him but not enough to give him a good ZAP!)

 

RIP to this poor victim and condolences to her family.

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Posted (edited)

I notice that no one has mentioned the root course of this tragic accident.

 

5 hours ago, webfact said:

Kittidej said his wife walked back to the truck to ask for a slice of lime but stumbled over an iron bar used for chaining bicycles and fell towards the food truck.

The sidewalks here are death traps in their own right, without electrically charged food trucks to help you on your way.

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