Sri Racha —
A crane truck lifting a 17-ton enormous concrete pillar overturned and crushed the driver to his death at a private company’s port in Sri Racha.
Pol. Capt. Boonlai In-iam was notified of a fatal accident at a private company’s port in the Thung Sukla subdistrict of Sri Racha on August 9th and hurried to the scene with the Sawang Prateep rescue team.
A massive crane truck was found sitting on the driver’s cabin with the wheels pointing skyward. Stuck in the crumpled cabin was the male driver Salid Panthong, 49, who was previously trying to lift an enormous concrete pillar weighing 17 tons before the crane lost balance and overturned.
The crane was brought to an upright position with the help of two other cranes, but Salid, who was trapped for too long, died due to his injuries in the driver’s seat. The cause of the crane’s flip remained unknown as of press time, while the victim’s body was transferred to a nearby hospital for further religious rites.
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