Jump to content
BANGKOK
rooster59

Thai construction: Cambodian dead, colleague with broken legs as wall collapses in the wind

Recommended Posts

Thai construction: Cambodian dead, colleague with broken legs as wall collapses in the wind

 

build1.JPG

Image: Daily News

 

A 36 year old Cambodian construction worker was killed and a 30 year old colleague suffered two broken legs when a ready made wall fell onto them at a housing estate construction site in Bang Plee, Samut Prakan.

 

Several workers were fixing the wall permanently in place after it had been temporarily secured with metal supports.

 

The three ton wall on the second floor of a house fell and killed Sith Mao. His work mate was taken to Bang Plee hospital. 

 

build2.JPG

 

The housing estate is in the soi behind the temple of Wat Nam Daeng. 

 

Daily News said that high winds blew when a group of workers were fixing the 4m x 4m wall in place

 

Source: Daily News

 

thai+visa_news.jpg

-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2019-12-07

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ministry of balsa construction needs to investigate why things keep falling down here🤔Rip

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Safety in Thailand - a complete cultural shift is required, it's a long process. 

 

Workmen on the construction of the extension to my house were arc-welding, bare foot, bare handed, stood in water, no glasses. I was aghast. 

When I suggested footwear, gloves, darkened welding glasses they were aghast.

 

I can't watch, I have to close the curtains and just let them get on with their work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by richard_smith237
  • Like 2
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 minutes ago, Borzandy said:

Able to build a wall that does not withstand a simple gust of wind.

Read the report please. It was a pre-cast wall that was being installed at the time of the accident.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Borzandy said:

It's look like a song title. Amazing Thailand. Able to build a wall that does not withstand a simple gust of wind.

Gone wth the Wind ,  😩

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Feeling safe in your nice new home? I think the moral of the story is if prefab DO NOT BUY! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, rooster59 said:

high winds blew when a group of workers were fixing the 4m x 4m wall in place

Moving a panel of those dimensions would, if there were any safety regulations, would be suspended until the wind died down.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good luck; the dead Cambodian's family (i.e. wife and children) can certainly benefit of the excellent coverage of the workman insurance fund.

How sad; most likely was forced to leave home for an underpaid job in Bangkok and now returns in an urn due to absolute inferior standards and ignorance in both, his home country and the place he worked - no choice! 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Prairieboy said:

Moving a panel of those dimensions would, if there were any safety regulations, would be suspended until the wind died down.

until it was fixed 'permanently' you mean.

  • Confused 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...