Burmese construction worker nearly dies after falling from roof of building in Ban Bueng, incident under investigation

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Ban Bueng/Chonburi-

  A 39-year old construction worker fell from the roof of a two-story building in Ban Bueng yesterday, March 16th, 2022, that was under assembly following a loud blast that is still under investigation.

Rescuers from Ban Bueng Hospital rushed to give CPR to Min Saw, the 39-year-old Burmese construction worker, who fell from a commercial building in the Ban Bueng subdistrict of Chonburi where he was working. Min Saw, unconscious, was reportedly in a severe condition with his pulse gradually weakening before he was hospitalized.

According to a witness and good Samaritan who is credited with saving Min’s life, Mr. Narongchai Chetthanon, who happened to be near the accident scene, stated that he heard a loud blast coming from the scene. After arriving, he saw that Min Saw had fallen from the building and his pulse had stopped, so Mr. Narongchai decided to perform CPR on him before sending him to a nearby hospital.

Narongchai is credited with saving the man’s life following the fall. Narongchai works at Ban Bueng hospital but was off-duty when he reacted quickly to save Min’s life.

Kanokwan Sri-on, the injured man’s 28-year-old wife, mournfully told the press that her husband and she were working on the building’s roof when she heard a loud blast before her husband suddenly fell from the top and got stuck on the second floor. Fortunately, Narongchai, who works at Ban Bueng Hospital, happened to be watering his plants nearby and came to help and brought her husband back to life.

The blast that may have caused Min’s fall is still under investigation as of press time, according to officials familiar with the investigation.

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.