Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Bangkok building collapses, killing 1 worker

Bangkok - Officers from Ladprao Police Station rushed to the three-story concrete residence on Yothin Patthana Road after the building collapsed; killing one worker in the process and injuring three others.

Rescue worker searching of the building that collapsed Tuesday in Bangkok. Photo: Khaosod English
The three-story concrete residence in Bang Kapi district collapsed at about 6pm Tuesday as construction workers were working on its fourth floor. According to crane operator Singro Kosila, he was moving a 3.3-ton concrete slab to the fourth floor when he saw the building's floors and beams complete collapse, Khaosod English reported.

The worker who died was crushed while the three others who are now being treated at the hospital suffered head and leg injuries. A fourth worker managed to escape unscathed.

Police are investigating the cause of the building's collapse.

"It could be that the building was planned incorrectly, or the construction workers were building it improperly,” he said. “On the other hand, the quality of the metal and concrete used in construction could also be faulty,” Police Col. Suksit Meesawad who also rushed to the scene said.

Suksit also added all five workers were Thai nationals.
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