Connect with us

Phuket

25 year old electrical contractor electrocuted in Chalong, Phuket

Tanutam Thawan

Published

 on 

FILE PHOTO

A 25 year old electrical contractor has died after accidentally touching a high voltage power cabling in Chalong. Police say that the power was still connected when the man was working.

Pakasit Raksakam was working on the cabling when he accidentally touched a cable that was still live, according to fellow contractors working nearby. Rescue workers arrived on Soi Na Yai off Chao Fah West road to find co-workers attempting to revive the man. He was working six metres above the ground when the incident happened some time shortly before 2pm on Saturday.

Pakasit was rushed to to the Emergency Centre of the new Chalong Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival. He was a contract worker with the Sapcharoen Company.

Work colleagues say that Pakasit from Thalang was an electrical contractor installing high-voltage cabling on power poles.

Chalong Police are conducting an investigation and speaking to other contractors to determine whether to press charges.

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

If you have story ideas, a restaurant to review, an event to cover or an issue to discuss, contact The Thaiger editorial staff.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Best of4 mins ago

Top 5 spas in Chiang Mai

Coronavirus (Covid-19)4 mins ago

Health Minister says Bang Sue not crowded, blames “camera angles”

Cambodia59 mins ago

Cambodia plans lockdown with 8 provinces that border Thailand

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Bangkok1 hour ago

Sleeper trains in Bangkok to become isolation facilities for Covid-19 patients

Thailand2 hours ago

GMT | New record infections, Pattaya ‘Move On’, drones or fireworks? | July 29

Coronavirus Vaccines2 hours ago

US government to donate 2.5 million vaccine doses to Thailand

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Best of2 hours ago

Top 5 cafes in Pattaya

Media2 hours ago

Media outlets call on Thai government to lift restrictions on freedom of expression

Koh Samui3 hours ago

Surge in new Covid infections on Koh Samui

Coronavirus (Covid-19)3 hours ago

Private clinics in Bangkok enlisted to help with home isolation Covid patients

Coronavirus (Covid-19)4 hours ago

PM hosts online meeting with governors of dark red provinces over Covid crisis

Coronavirus (Covid-19)4 hours ago

Thursday Covid Update: Record high of 17,669 cases and 165 deaths

Coronavirus (Covid-19)10 hours ago

Phetchabun sugar factory closes with Covid-19 cluster

Coronavirus (Covid-19)12 hours ago

Police investigate hackers selling stolen vaccine appointments

Chon Buri14 hours ago

Driver blames GPS for durian truck wedged under overpass

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism5 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8

Trending