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Thai man in critical condition in Phuket hospital after electric shock causes him to fall from scaffold tower

PHUKET: A Phuket man is in critical condition in Thalang Hospital with serious head injuries after receiving an electric shock when trying to fix a street light and falling over four metres to the ground. The incident happened at around 1:30pm this afternoon (Feb 12) in Srisoonthorn.

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Eakkapop Thongtub

Friday 12 February 2016, 04:03PM


It was reported that the man fell from the scaffolding after receiving an electric shock from a street light he was trying to fix.
It was reported that the man fell from the scaffolding after receiving an electric shock from a street light he was trying to fix.

Capt Nattaya Suphanpong from Thalang Police was called to investigate an incident where a man had sustained serious head injuries after falling from a scaffold tower when fixing a road light at Kan Hayha in Srisoonthorn.

It was reported that the man, 43-year-old Boonnate Boonsri, was not responding to any communication made with him.

Police arrived at Moo Baan Kan Hayha-Baan Lipon with Kusoldharm rescue workers to find a group of residents gathered around the unconscious man. After administering CPR, rescue workers immediately took Mr Boonsri to Thalang Hospital.

Capt Nattaya said that witnesses said that Mr Boonsri had climbed the scaffold tower to fix a broken light but got electrocuted and fell to the ground landing head first. He had been employed to fix all the street lights in the area.

 

 

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