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Over ten workers injured as bridge under construction collapses

By THE NATION

 

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A motorway bridge under construction in Nakhon Ratchasima province collapsed on Saturday afternoon, injuring at least 12 people.

 

The construction work site was located in Muang district and is a part of highway number 290. Most of the injured people were reportedly Myanmar labourers working at the construction site.

 

Investigation into the cause of the accident revealed that the scaffoldings were old, and they collapsed as they could not bear the weight of cement.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30401696?utm_source=category&utm_medium=internal_referral

 

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Sad that 10 people were injured and it could have been much worse. From the look of the picture they were using steel scaffolding or supports. Next time they need to go back to the tried and trusted bamboo scaffolding for greater safety. No need for hard hats or boots then either.

 

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And where was the Building Inspector charged with overseeing the Project ?

 

I've travelled and worked widely around the Globe in my lifetime but never been to another country where 'Management' are so completely useless !

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8 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Most of the injured people were reportedly Myanmar labourers

Ah ha! Cheap labour being used??? Speedy recovery to those unfortunately injured.

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2 hours ago, trainman34014 said:

And where was the Building Inspector charged with overseeing the Project ?

 

I've travelled and worked widely around the Globe in my lifetime but never been to another country where 'Management' are so completely useless !

Ditto!!!

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9 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Investigation into the cause of the accident revealed that the scaffoldings were old, and they collapsed as they could not bear the weight of cement.

Safe trusted Thailand... building on a budget is the way to go...

workers are replaceable unlike the tools needed to do the job.

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8 hours ago, Ventenio said:

There HAS to be some science behind this.   Triangles for beam bridges,  spread out the load, then use the bridge formula

 

W = [ ( (LN) / (N - 1) ) + 12N + 36 ]

 

weight, length, axles...

 

and then have a COMPETANT PERSON TO CHECK YOUR WORK!!!!!    lol.

 

or, for 300 baht a day, get some buys to use glue, rocks, and some rotten wood

Irrespective of where you originate from, it's never a good idea to criticise if you haven't, I quote:

 

"have a COMPETANT PERSON TO CHECK YOUR WORK!!!!!    lol"

 

Particularly, getting someone who is really 'competent' ......... lol!

 

 

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This isn't only limited to Thailand, Germany last year, Canada a few years back.  Having said that the way they operate without scaffolding boards here is crazy. Luckily we completed a 9 month build last year with not one incident.

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