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Tour bus driver escapes death as jack collapses while he makes roadside repairs

 

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Rescue services were called to an area outside a puncture repair shop on the Ban Bung bypass in Muang district of Chonburi after a tour bus collapsed onto its driver. 

 

Somrit, 50, was trying to repair a component of the shock absorber system of a double decker tour bus.

 

The rescue foundation found him crushed in the wheel well. A thirty minute operation using a crane got him out.

 

First aid was given then he was taken to Chonburi Hospital. 

 

Somrit's wife Samran, who also works on the Ubon - Korat - Rayong service, said that the shock absorber had developed a problem and they had been looking for a repair shop. 

 

They didn't find one and her husband decided to stop at a puncture repair shop and borrow their jack to do the repair himself.

 

It collapsed, crushing him and nearly killing him. 

 

Source: Sanook

 

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Jack collapses .! Was it set on a solid enough base to lift a double decker .. Was the jack rated to lift that weight ? only a truck tyre repair shop would normally have those .. jack's for lighter ve

Obviously the bus had not been through any kind of maintenance checks recently .....!!

it was not his day.... lucky amulet at work 555

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4 hours ago, Justgrazing said:

Jack collapses .! Was it set on a solid enough base to lift a double decker .. Was the jack rated to lift that weight ? only a truck tyre repair shop would normally have those .. jack's for lighter vehicles like cars and pickups won't lift safely .. the jack also has to be positioned correctly and safely otherwise the laws of gravity will initiate .. looking at that pic' he was a lucky lucky boy to have survived  .. 

How about the jack pierced the rust rotten bus and collapsed almost killing stupid driver.

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3 hours ago, grumpy 4680 said:

     I really don't see what repairs can be made to a shock absorber, other than having a replacement.

If the mounting is broken of the shock one can weld it or if the mounting bold is broken one can weld it  . Done before .

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17 hours ago, grumpy 4680 said:

     I really don't see what repairs can be made to a shock absorber, other than having a replacement.

It is possible to fit new rubber bushes.

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