Thai construction worker’s leg amputated by concrete pump truck in Sattahip

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Sattahip —

A 38-year-old Thai construction worker got his leg amputated by a concrete pump truck.

Sawang Rojanathamsathan rescue workers rushed to a construction site in Sattahip district of Chonburi yesterday, August 21st, after being notified that one construction worker got his leg trapped in a concrete pump truck and suffered a serious injury.

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The victim was a 38-year-old Thai man named Somwang Hasdong. His lower left leg was tightly stuck in a tiny gap in a concrete pump truck, so the rescue workers needed to extricate it and found that it had already been amputated. Somwang was then rushed to an intensive care unit at Queen Sirikit Naval Hospital for emergency assistance.

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The cause of the accident was still unknown as of press time. TPN noted that Somwang’s case is actually the second recent accident involving workers who suffered serious injuries at a workplace. The first one is an 18-year-old Burmese worker who died in a tragic accident at a paper factory a week ago.


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