Huge concrete slab falls onto Bangkok’s Rama II Road killing building worker

A huge slab of concrete fell from the under-construction expressway elevated over the Rama II Road yesterday in Bangkok, Thailand, crushing a construction worker to dying, injuring another person and damaging eight cars.
At 5pm, officers at Tha Kham Police Station were knowledgeable that a concrete beam fell and killed somebody alongside the outbound Rama II Road reverse the Snake Shrine in Samae Dan subdistrict, Bang Khun district.
Police discovered a concrete beam three metres wide by 10 metres long weighing a number of tonnes lying in the course of the busy road.
The beam crushed to demise fifty four yr outdated Worawut Pannon, a construction worker from Nong Bua Lamphu province.
Eight vehicles, four on the inbound street and four on the outbound highway were broken. One man, forty year old Sumeth Kirimek, stated he was driving again from Hua Hin when he suddenly swerved to keep away from being hit by the falling slab. His tyre burst, his windshield shattered and his automobile roof was dented.
He complained that no officers arrived at the scene for nearly two hours.
Governor of the Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT), Surachet Laopoolsuk, said…
“I received a report at 4.17pm that in entrance of the Index Living Mall on the Rama II Road, there was an accident whereby the metal holding of the construction collapsed causing the beam to fall to the ground, leading to one worker’s death and injuring one other. The challenge employees are in the strategy of coordinating damages. The contractors are absolutely responsible.
Fortune occurred within the second contracted area of the under-construction elevated expressway challenge on the Central Rama 2 – Bangpakok 9 Hospital – Rama three – Dao Khanong Outer Ring Road Expressway route, which is a CTB Joint Venture comprised of the development contractors China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd., Tipakorn Company Ltd., and Buriram Thongchai Construction Company.
“Initially, construction work will cease for seven days for an investigation into the incident’s true cause to happen and for safety to be inspected intimately.
“EXAT should specific our condolences towards the deceased and apologise for this incident. EXAT has at all times emphasised the very best stage of security and can implement added measures to keep away from a repeat of this incident.”
However, motorists do not belief that this incident won’t be repeated given the Rama II Road’s infamous history.
In July final yr, a motorists’ dashcam footage revealed the second a heavy steel beam down touchdown metres in entrance of a pickup truck which was flung into the air when it collided with the beam. Luckily nobody was damage.
Later that month, a U-turn bridge collapsed over the Rama II Road, falling onto four automobiles and killing two individuals. One passenger died at the scene and a construction employee who fell from the bridge later died in hospital from their injuries. Two extra folks had been injured.
In Triple , an iron bar fell onto the bumper of a car on the Rama II Road. The automotive was damaged however the driver was unhurt.
On Facebook, one netizen commented, “I’m scared to leave the home.”

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