Coconut Tree Kills FarmerA 72 year old farmer was killed instantly after a coconut which was being cut down fell on top of him.
PATTAYA – August 13,2015 [PattayaDailyNews]; at 10.30 am Pol.Lt.Col.Jeerasak Abfaeng- inspector of NongPrue police station- was notified that a man had been killed after a tree had fallen on top of him. After notification the police officers rushed to inspect the scene.
At the scene the police officers found the body of Mr Haen Poksantea aged 72 who was lying under the fallen tree. Upon inspecting his body he had suffered severe head injuries and his right arm and leg were broken.
Upon questioning Mrs Sommai Beaklai aged 71 who was the village leader and farm owner she revealed that Mr Haen worked for her and lived in the cottage on the farm. The cottage was quite old so he had asked Mr Sanan to help him cut down the coconut tree which was next to is so he could repair the cottage. As Mr Sanan was cutting the tree Mr Haen was frightened because he thought that the tree was going to fall on him fall on him even though nearby people shouted to him it was ok, soon after the tree landed on top of Mr Haen killing him instantly. In addition Mr Sanan fled the scene because he was afraid.
However, the police officers recorded the incident and the relatives didn’t want to prosecute Mr Sanan anyway because it was an accident.