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26 March 2013 :: 12:03:57 pm 73261

Teen Construction Worker Falls 33 Floors To His Death

A 16-year-old construction worker was killed in a fatal fall after stepping on a plywood plank that broke under him on the 33rd floor of a luxury condominium. The construction site is near Wongamat beach in north Pattaya. Police are investigating whether safety regulations were violated.
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PATTAYA – March 25, 2013 [Pattaya Daily News]; At 5 p.m., a report of a construction worker dying from a fatal plunge at a high-rise building was received by Pol. Lt. Monthien Kart-udom, investigation officer, Banglamung police station, Chonburi province. He rushed to inspect the scene with the police team and the rescue officers of Sawangboribultharmmasatharn Pattaya foundation.

The incident occurred at the construction site of Wongamat Tower condominium, Soi 16 Pattaya-Na Kleu road, Moo 5 Tambon Na Kleu, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi province.

The 40-story luxury condominium is located close to the sea. At the site entrance, officers found the corpse of Mr. Sornram Laokae, age 16, from Tambon Tongpid, Amphur Namkleang, Srisakate province.

He was a construction worker of Robbew Group Co., Ltd. He was lying face down on the ground, wearing a white T-shirt with blue jean pants. His skull was broken, dispersing brain fragments, and his arms and legs were broken and bleeding a lot. Sitting beside the corpse was the victim’s grieving father, Mr. Waipoj Laokae, age 46, who also worked as a construction worker at the same place.

Officers questioned the victim’s co-worker, Mr. Kittichai Roopkhao, age 23. He said that before incident occurred, he and Mr. Sornram were arranging for the table on the 33rd floor. When Mr. Sornram stepped on the plywood scaffolding extending from the building, suddenly the plywood broke and caused Mr. Sornram to fall to his death.

After their initial investigation, the police made record of daily notes for evidence and sent the corpse to the relatives to perform religious rites. Police will call the contractor to investigate, and if they find that he was careless which caused the victim to die, then the police will charge him with an accusation of violating safety regulations and prosecute him further according to the law.

Reporter : Samart   Photo : Samart   Category : Community News

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