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PHOTOS: Crane collapses in Bangkok

 

 

A huge crane collapsed at the construction site of a new 8 story condominium next to the Rama 9 road in Bangkok, killing the operator.

 

The accident occurred at around 1pm on Thursday when the crane's boom became detached and toppled from the top of the incomplete 5th floor, narrowly missing the nearby expressway.

 

TNA reported how workers ran for their lives as when the crane began to fall. The crane's operator named as Mr Kriendej Chaikofa was killed.

 

Police and officials from the BMA said that an investigation has been launched into the incident and they are formulating a plan on how best to remove the fallen crane from the construction site.

 

Officials will also check if the fallen crane has damaged any part of the existing construction.

 

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One of my fears as we have a huge crane within reach of our home should it fall down.   If the operator was the only one who died at least that's good. Now how in the hell do they remove that crane? With another crane I suppose.

 

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When you pay people a next to nothing wage it goes hand in hand with next to nothing safety regimes.  The big bosses only preserve their big profits so what do they care if another serf gets killed ?

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3 minutes ago, Carib said:

Google cranes falling down or words likewise, or do a search on Youtube. This happens all over the world. Thailand is no exception.

But spend a little more time finding out the facts,  rather than being a Thai apologist,  and you will find out that Bangkok has a much  higher incidence of fatalities/ crane collapses than any other comparable modern city.

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22 minutes ago, Esso49 said:

But spend a little more time finding out the facts,  rather than being a Thai apologist,  and you will find out that Bangkok has a much  higher incidence of fatalities/ crane collapses than any other comparable modern city.

Like I said; It happens all over the world. Thailand is no exception.

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31 minutes ago, Esso49 said:

But spend a little more time finding out the facts,  rather than being a Thai apologist,  and you will find out that Bangkok has a much  higher incidence of fatalities/ crane collapses than any other comparable modern city.

Crane collapses are attributable to a lot of causes. Whats your point?

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12 hours ago, Carib said:

Google cranes falling down or words likewise, or do a search on Youtube. This happens all over the world. Thailand is no exception.

Too true!

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14 hours ago, Esso49 said:

When you pay people a next to nothing wage it goes hand in hand with next to nothing safety regimes.  The big bosses only preserve their big profits so what do they care if another serf gets killed ?

They probably don't care about the "serfs" but they should care about their cranes if they want to remain profitable.

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45 minutes ago, Father Fintan Stack said:

Correct. Crane incidents happen with alarming regularity in Thailand. There have been a number of high profile incidents this year and many fatalities including pedestrians and motorists not even on the work-sites.

 

The reason is down to the poor quality or lack of training, planning, operation, maintenance, inspections,  and testing. The other factor is Thai laws regarding lifting operations are antiquated and require review but they haven't got the talent or impetus to make that happen.

And many other things falling from construction sites onto and into people's vehicles~or damn close

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Most of these construction sites have a big sign out on the gate saying   SAFETY FIRST !  with a hard hat pic added  to make it look pretty.

They put them on some of those unseaworthy ferries too.

Thats all the Thai's think that is  required.

Now we're safe !!!

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On 8/30/2018 at 10:21 PM, Nyezhov said:

Crane collapses are attributable to a lot of causes. Whats your point?

No, tower cranes collapse for only 2 reasons ,if they are assembled incorrectly,or the load is over extended which the latter is the case in all the mishaps in Bangkok.

I worked with cranes for the HSE  for 15 years.    

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On ‎8‎/‎30‎/‎2018 at 9:53 PM, Damrongsak said:

Like this one in the Netherlands that flattened two apartment buildings.

Not even in Thailand would they do something this crazy? Cranes on floating barges!?

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11 minutes ago, MJKT2014 said:

Not even in Thailand would they do something this crazy? Cranes on floating barges!?

Go educate yourself .  Floating crane barges are all around the world and there are numerous heavy lift crane barges used in the offshore industry.  Just Google crane barges and/or Heavy lift crane barges.  And yes by the way they do use them in the Gulf of Thailand.

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