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Chon Buri man dies after 25 metre fall



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A 63 year old man is dead after he fall through a school gymnasium roof in front of his 3 sons yesterday in Chon Buri’s city district. Ban Bueang Police were notified of the incident, in a gymnasium area at Wat Khao Maipai School, yesterday afternoon.

Emergency responders arrived to find the body of 63 year old Wichean Srinuan, on the floor. No children were present at the time of the incident, although there was a school worker who fainted and was visibly upset.

55 year old Udom Saetae, a school janitor, told The Pattaya News that Wichean was fixing the roof of the gym, which had been damaged by a recent storm.

21 year old Somprasong Daoduangsuk, who was working with Wichean, explained they were working with Wichean’s 3 sons.

Wichean was coming down from the roof for lunch. Rescue workers believe he fell through the roof at a section that couldn’t support his weight He hit the ground after a 25 metre fall and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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SOURCE: The Pattaya News


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  1. RS

    Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    Sincere condolences to his family, friends & co-workers

  2. Alan

    Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    safety is a major issue in roofing, safety harness should be mandatory. Is there Workers Compensation and safety Board in Thailand?

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