Phan Thong, Chonburi —
An 18-year-old Burmese factory worker got his head stuck in a machine he was working on and was tragically strangled to death.
The horrific and tragic incident happened at the Print and Pack Company’s plant in Phan Thong district, Chonburi, yesterday, August 15th. The Burmese victim Tat Mud, 18, who reportedly worked for this paper packaging company, accidentally got his head stuck in a large, working machine.
Rescue services from the Chaturatham Prateep Phan Thong Foundation attempted to extricate the young victim but failed due to the size of the machine, so they had to wait for a specialist. One hour later, the victim was finally liberated, but he had already died from his severe head injuries.
The victim’s colleague, whose name was withheld by law enforcement pending further investigation, told Phan Thong police officers that the victim was putting paper into the machine and may have tripped over something. He said he did not see the whole incident because he went outside.
According to Phan Thong Police, they would review the CCTV cameras inside the plant to possibly press charges against the company’s owner if they could find that the accident was caused by the owner’s recklessness. However, police also stated that the event could have just been a tragic accident and they would review the footage to determine this.
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