Construction Crane Collapse in Rayong Claims Seven Lives, Negotiations for Compensation Intense


At 4:30 PM, on March 29th, 2024, Pluak Daeng police officers received a construction crane collapse accident report causing many casualties and injuries at a construction site in Pluak Daeng, Rayong.

According to the police report, a construction crane had lifted seven Myanmar workers 100 meters above the ground level. Suddenly, the crane collapsed at the construction site of a steel mill. As a result, there were six casualties and one serious injury on the scene.

However, it was reported later after transferring the wounded to Pluak Daeng Hospital, that the victim was pronounced dead, marking the seventh.

At 7:00 PM on the incident day, more than 300 Myanmar workers surrounded rescue officers’ vehicles to transport the bodies of the victims. Pluak Daeng police officers of more than 30 individuals were dispatched to control the situation.

According to the rescue teams, they were transporting the bodies to Pluak Daeng hospital, however, Myanmar workers surrounded the rescue vehicles and told an interpreter that unless the company paid 5 million baht for each victim, they would not move away.

After a one-hour negotiation, the company and the Myanmar workers could not come to terms and agreements, causing the situation to be more intense. The company owner, a Myanmar labor union representative, and relevant agencies discussed with a group of Myanmar workers and agreed to compensate 1.6 million baht each plus social security money and other compensation.

The Myanmar workers reportedly cleared the path for rescue teams to transport the six bodies of the victims to Pluak Daeng Hospital after they signed a contract with a cry of victory.

Kittisak Phalaharn
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