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Ceiling collapse at Phuket Airport leaves one injured

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Ceiling collapse at Phuket Airport leaves one injured 

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PHUKET: One passenger was left with a head injury today when a large section of suspended ceiling inside the Domestic Departure Terminal of Phuket International Airport collapsed on him.

 

The incident occurred at 2:21pm today (June 3) as Mr Buncha Sangguanam, 58, was sitting at Exit 81-82 waiting for his 3:25pm Nok Air flight to Bangkok.
 

Mr Buncha was initially aided by airport staff but was later taken to Thalang Hospital where he is said to be receiving further treatment.

 

The area where the incident occurred has since been closed off so that an investigation can be carried out and the rubble cleared, confirmed an unnamed official from Phuket Airport.

 

The cause of this incident is due to a large section of rendering beneath the 2nd floor becoming dislodged due to deterioration caused by long-term use, this making the ceiling unable to bear the weight. This caused the ceiling and its frame to collapse and fall into the area where the passenger was sitting,” said the Airport official.


Full story: http://www.thephuketnews.com/ceiling-collapse-at-phuket-airport-leaves-one-injured-62442.php#Mttv8Zwx1HpU4PTk.97

 

 

 
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Famous Thai maintenance again

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That looks quite a serious injury. Compensation 3000 Baht.

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6 hours ago, rooster59 said:

The cause of this incident is due to a large section of rendering beneath the 2nd floor becoming dislodged due to deterioration caused by long-term use, this making the ceiling unable to bear the weight. This caused the ceiling and its frame to collapse and fall into the area where the passenger was sitting,” said the Airport official.

According to the fast analysis why it happened, I assume this must have been known before. But it was probably handled under "Thai Maintenance" = if its not broken yet- don't fix it.

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Yes, there is a reason they're renovating the whole terminal.

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1 hour ago, Briggsy said:

That looks quite a serious injury. Compensation 3000 Baht.

Don't forget the fruit basket.

 

Imagine the millions this chap would receive if this happened at any airport in the civilized world.

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1 minute ago, fatdrunkandstupid said:

Don't forget the fruit basket.

 

Imagine the millions this chap would receive if this happened at any airport in the civilized world.

Oh yes, the fruit basket. I think they should also include a pink balloon and a cuddly toy whilst everyone grins manically just to round out the absurdity of the Thai compensation presentation when receiving a fractured skull due to an airport ceiling falling on you.

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Thai contractor:"Oh yes sir we guarantee the ceiling for ten years" Later to one of his workers:" It doesn't rain here much does it?"

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1 minute ago, sanukjim said:

Thai contractor:"Oh yes sir we guarantee the ceiling for ten years" Later to one of his workers:" It doesn't rain here much does it?"

My guess is the rendering fell off because there was not enough cement in the mix due to the skim of funds from the original project.

 

You see the same issue here time and time again.

 

If you ever get a chance pop in and have a look at the huge pier at Na Thai just north of Phuket on the mainland.

 

It was built post Tsunami and the concrete is already falling apart.  Most of the stair areas at the front sides of the pier have already fallen into the sea.

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Symptomatic: a month ago the airport roof was leaking, so buckets everywhere, the place looks a shambles, how shameful for tourists coming through........this past week in BKK they found an unprofessionaly assembled dangerous elevated road part, and now this. Its endless. Potholes everywhere, if and when  fixed, 3 months later the same problem. Dangerously designed road curves, traffic jams caused by totally unnecessary traffic lights for tiny 'sois' Soending in building a centre median in frint of Banbon school knowing full well it ll need to be dismantled when the electric tram eventually arrives and uses the median,,,,,,Constant electricity outings in Southern Phuket all in the name of upgrading the system...its an endless journey. Billions of wires knotted, hanging loose within touch.....There is no such thing as honorable craftmanship or preventative maintenance in the LOS. 

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7 minutes ago, Familyaffairs said:

Symptomatic: a month ago the airport roof was leaking, so buckets everywhere, the place looks a shambles, how shameful for tourists coming through........this past week in BKK they found an unprofessionaly assembled dangerous elevated road part, and now this. Its endless. Potholes everywhere, if and when  fixed, 3 months later the same problem. Dangerously designed road curves, traffic jams caused by totally unnecessary traffic lights for tiny 'sois' Soending in building a centre median in frint of Banbon school knowing full well it ll need to be dismantled when the electric tram eventually arrives and uses the median,,,,,,Constant electricity outings in Southern Phuket all in the name of upgrading the system...its an endless journey. Billions of wires knotted, hanging loose within touch.....There is no such thing as honorable craftmanship or preventative maintenance in the LOS. 

There has been plenty allocated for the sufficient improvement and upgrade of Phuket infrastructure.  However, the bulk of that money has been stolen.  Thus the quality and integrity of the infrastructure on the island is collapsing...especially under the new weight of low rent Chinese mass tourism.

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There,s a young man sauntering around the world enjoying himself after killing a policeman here and no-one in authority is bothered,why should maintenance and safety be considered.......unless of course it costs them money :whistling:

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Structures like this would normally have floors made up from pre-cast concrete panels grouted or parged in the joints. This was the floor of the 2nd storey (1st Floor in Europe) and a ceiling for the 1st Floor (Ground Floor in Europe) was suspended beneath that. The interspace probably housed electrical and water utilities.

 

My question is (for the Civil Engineers on TV) is it usual to apply cement render to the underside of flooring panels?

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...you got me...gotta log on for this one....

 

...the 'technical explanation' is completely ludicrous......which reflects/reveals why/how this happened...

 

...despite the hundreds of millions...if not more...that have gone into this location.....

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55 minutes ago, SOTIRIOS said:

...you got me...gotta log on for this one....

 

...the 'technical explanation' is completely ludicrous......which reflects/reveals why/how this happened...

 

...despite the hundreds of millions...if not more...that have gone into this location.....

What hundreds of millions would that be?

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