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Construction worker in Patong killed, drowned after pinned under fallen storm drain section

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Mr Mahana was trapped under one of the sections of storm drain that fell. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub


By Eakkapop Thongtub


PHUKET: A 40-year-old construction worker was killed after a concrete storm drain section fell and trapped him under water at the site of a flood protection project on Phra Metta Rd near Patong Hospital yesterday (Sept 14).


Rescue workers from Kusoldharm Patong station and Patong Police were called to the scene at about 3pm.


Also soon to arrive at the scene were Phuket Vice Governor Vikrom Jakthee, Patong Mayor Chalermsak Maneesri, Patong Police Chief Col Sujin Nilabodi and officers from the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM). 


Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/construction-worker-in-patong-killed-drowned-after-pinned-under-fallen-storm-drain-section-81408.php


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So sad. a crane should have already been there, holding the drain/pipe up in place until correctly supported, looks like they were using just wooden poles to support it. RIP mate and hope the site manager is sued. So many corners are cut here to save a few baht,  instead of safety. 

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