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3-year-old Cambodian girl killed in construction site accident

By The Nation

 

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The three-year-old daughter of Cambodian workers was crushed to her death by a truck at a construction site, Muang Samut Prakan Police Station in Samut Prakan province were informed on Thursday (December 12).

 

Police found the mother of the girl holding her body when they went to the site. A bronze Toyota truck with bloodstains on its wheel was also spotted at the scene.

 

Kumterm Tridech, 53, owner of the truck, reportedly told police that he and his workers had brought steel and metal sheets to the construction site, but when he was driving out, he was unable to see if there was a child due to the height of the truck.

 

He said he was informed about the accident at the construction site and immediately returned to check the situation.

 

The girl was the child of a Cambodian couple who worked at that site. The parents reportedly had to leave the child unattended because of their work shifts, letting her play with other children near the site.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30379368

 

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How tragic, poverty and desperation causing the death of a child. 
I guess there will be no insurance or compensation involved.

Beyond sad.

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

The parents reportedly had to leave the child unattended because of their work shifts, letting her play with other children near the site.

Poverty or bad parenting ?

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3 hours ago, RJRS1301 said:

How tragic, poverty and desperation causing the death of a child. 
I guess there will be no insurance or compensation involved.

Beyond sad.

Yes it's sad but you can't expect the truckdriver or his insurance to pay for this...children don't belong on a constructionsite, period.

 

Our security guard brings his babies to work at night, he let's them play in the park...if one runs onto the road and gets under a car it's his own fault imo.

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11 minutes ago, RichardColeman said:

Poverty or bad parenting ?

I think its mainly a poverty thing, but people in asia give their children more freedom. 

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41 minutes ago, robblok said:

I think its mainly a poverty thing, but people in asia give their children more freedom. 

Freedom for children = risk of injury or death.

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4 hours ago, RJRS1301 said:

How tragic, poverty and desperation causing the death of a child. 
I guess there will be no insurance or compensation involved.

Beyond sad.

I think the compulsary insurance of the truck will pay 300k THB.

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1 hour ago, robblok said:

I think its mainly a poverty thing, but people in asia give their children more freedom. 

Yes like the freedom to be mounted on the front of a motorcycle. 

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7 hours ago, RJRS1301 said:

How tragic, poverty and desperation causing the death of a child. 
I guess there will be no insurance or compensation involved.

Beyond sad.

...and no in-site safety for workers as well. I've seen children, indeed entire families, camped out at highrise construction sites. The officials that are responsible allow these dangerous practices to continue and this os the result. Perhaps another German documentary exposing poor worker safety will get some reaction.

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5 hours ago, Thian said:

Yes it's sad but you can't expect the truckdriver or his insurance to pay for this...children don't belong on a constructionsite, period.

 

Our security guard brings his babies to work at night, he let's them play in the park...if one runs onto the road and gets under a car it's his own fault imo.

I'm so glad you're not a judge and that your opinion doesn't matter. Everything you just said was based on your personal feelings on appropriateness and nothing more.

 

If the company didn't keep children off a site, it's their fault. Period. If their employees allowed that to happen, they're still liable. They should have hired other employees who wouldn't let that happen. 

 

If your security guard's baby is runover on the road, the driver's insurance will be liable because it happened on a road. I don't know how you can think otherwise. Driver's are responsible for not hitting pedestrians. This is a very strong law in Thailand.

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1 hour ago, bkk7 said:

If your security guard's baby is runover on the road, the driver's insurance will be liable because it happened on a road. I don't know how you can think otherwise. Driver's are responsible for not hitting pedestrians. This is a very strong law in Thailand.

So if i drive there at night, baby runs under my car then i also have a trauma for the rest of my life.

We pay the security to make this moobaan safe, nothing else....he has to guard our houses, not watch his babies.

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12 minutes ago, Thian said:

So if i drive there at night, baby runs under my car then i also have a trauma for the rest of my life.

We pay the security to make this moobaan safe, nothing else....he has to guard our houses, not watch his babies.

And you are supposed to watch the road so you don't run over anyone or anyone's babies.

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