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Ring road collapses leaving at least 10 injured in Nakhon Ratchasima




An elevated section of a ring road in the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima has collapsed, leaving at least 10 workers injured. The incident occurred on Sura Narai Road in tambon Khok Sung in Muang district at around 2pm today. The injured included 1 Thai and the others Cambodian and Burmese nationals.

Most had cuts on their bodies while some had broken limbs, according to the Bangkok Post. They were sent to 3 local hospitals for care. An initial investigation found that scaffolds in which the workers were standing on to prepare the bed for paving had collapsed. The almost 15 kilometre-long road project was built to ease traffic in downtown Nakhon Ratchasima.

Ring road collapses leaving at least 10 injured in Nakhon Ratchasima | News by Thaiger

Construction for the project, which cost 1.4 billion baht, started in January of 2018. It was scheduled to be completed by January 4 of this year, but clearly missed its completion deadline date. Si Sang-Chok Chai was listed as the contractor.

Authorities say they are awaiting more information of the collapse following a full investigation, with a possibility of more injury reports to come.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post


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    Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    Did they forgot to set up the “Safety First” banner?

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      Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 12:48 am

      Next to a cute nurse smiling.

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    Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    Scaffolding usually collapses when the structure you are working on falls on it. Lucky no one died.

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      Mr cynic

      Monday, January 25, 2021 at 4:42 pm

      This is far from much of the cement and steel reinforcement bars have been sold else where that they are trying to build mainly with sand and gravel with predictable results like this.same applies to high rise buildings the length and breadth of the kingdom.i prefer to live and stay at ground level myself.

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    Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 12:29 am

    Good luck with the ekevated high speed train

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    James Pate

    Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 5:40 am

    Sad to see this. “0 Days Without Accident”.

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    Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    Usual problem Big company wins contract sublet to smaller company who sublet to local company with poorly qualified engineer’s most likely a relitave of the local adminastron who hires cheep workers and uses cheep materials as every one wants a slice of the cake they soon leave very little on the plate and this is what happens

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    Monday, January 25, 2021 at 9:44 am

    Always seems that its the shoring that’s inadequate. Very often with collapses like this they use stacked up builders frames which completely lack the strength to hold heavy steel reinforcement and concrete before its hardened. Custom shoring is an expensive additional cost and may be left over sitting rusting in yard after a job is completed, whereas builders frames can be hired and then returned.

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