Hotel maid falls down elevator shaft in Pattaya and suffers serious injuries

South Pattaya —

A 57-year-old hotel maid fell down an elevator shaft at a Pattaya hotel and suffered serious injuries.

Pol. Lt. Col. Saijai Kamchulla, an inspector at the Pattaya Police Station, and Sawang Boriboon rescue services rushed to Aya Boutique Hotel on Soi Baywalk in South Pattaya after being notified that a woman had plunged into an elevator shaft by accident and sustained serious injuries on Friday, September 2nd.

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Aya Boutique was a six-storey hotel. The victim was trapped in a shaft on the second floor and was crying for help. The rescue services had to rappel down the shaft to rescue the female victim from the elevator roof and got her out with difficulties.

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The victim was identified as Mrs. Daengtoi Makkhun, 57. Her head was severely cut, and scrapes were found all over her body. The victim, according to reports, also appeared worriedly fatigued due to blood loss, so she was rushed to Bangkok Hospital Pattaya for emergency treatment.

“Nui,” Daengtoi’s manager, stated that the maid had been with the hotel for ten years and knew the hotel well. At the time of the accident, she was cleaning on the fourth floor with another maid and tried to get to the first floor via a staff elevator that had manual doors, not automatic doors.

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However, the victim did not look properly and took a step when the elevator was still between the third and second floors. She then plunged into the void, hit the elevator roof, and got stuck there. Fortunately, the lift stopped working immediately and did not drop otherwise it could have been worse, the manager said.


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