The Phuket News Premier League predictions The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Oju Group
The Phuket News Phuket News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Ceiling collapse at Phuket Airport leaves one injured

PHUKET: One passenger was left with a head injury today when a large section of suspended ceiling inside the Domestic Departure Terminal of Phuket International Airport collapsed on him.

accidents, health, transport, construction,


Eakkapop Thongtub

Saturday 3 June 2017, 05:08PM


The incident occurred at 2:21pm today (June 3) as Mr Buncha Sanguannam, 58, was sitting at Exit 81-82 waiting for his 3:25pm Nok Air flight to Bangkok.

Mr Buncha was initially aided by airport staff but was later taken to Thalang Hospital where he is said to be receiving further treatment.

The area where the incident occurred has since been closed off so that an investigation can be carried out and the rubble cleared, confirmed an unnamed official from Phuket Airport.

The cause of this incident is due to a large section of rendering beneath the 2nd floor becoming dislodged due to deterioration caused by long-term use, this making the ceiling unable to bear the weight. This caused the ceiling and its frame to collapse and fall into the area where the passenger was sitting,” said the Airport official.

Airport Director Ms Monrudee Gettuphan has coordinated with Nok Air to ensure Mr Buncha receives a full refund on his ticket, and she has also coordinated with insurance companies involved so they will come out to investigate,” the official added.

We will clear the area and check the ceiling for strength. Then we will perform ceiling repairs, including all lighting in the area.

Regarding the injured passenger, we have arranged for a team to monitor the progress of treatment at Thalang Hospital, and provide assistance in the case of request,” the representative said.

Phuket International Airport will provide assistance to the injured person as much as possible, and would like to apologise for this incident,” the official concluded.

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:

Comments Left: Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail: (No Hotmail, Live, MSN and Outlook accepted at this time)
Security:
   => Forget password?

malczx7r | 05 June 2017 - 18:33:08

Got to agree with Tamvong, What sort of excuse is long term use of the ceiling???  Bit like the apartments in Bkk which collapsed due to being old (30 years) yes this is what your great investment in luxury apartments in Thailand gets you, absolutely poorly built very low standards of workmanship which will last less than a well made tailored suit! Waste your money at your peril.

The Phuket News

Kurt | 05 June 2017 - 16:35:58

The ex Phuket airport manager visited the victim of falling ceiling plates in Phuket airport domestic departure waiting hall in the hospital.
She brought some gifts, refund all ticketing finances and fork up all medical transport- and hospital bills.
That is a nice way of making excuse to the victim.

The Phuket News

tamvong | 05 June 2017 - 11:58:45

Huh? "Caused by long-term use"? Who exactly "uses" a ceiling? "unable to bear the weight"? The weight of what - people using it? Spider-Man perhaps? Such BS. Almost certainly poor original construction and/or water penetration, coupled with lack of maintenance and poor management. Kurt is right, this suggests the entire ceiling is dangerous - take care people.

The Phuket News

Kurt | 03 June 2017 - 21:32:07

What a bad thai Phuket airport thing.
Read: "The cause of this incident is due to, bla, bla, bla....long time use, bla bla bla...making the ceiling unable to bear the weight, bla bla,bla".

Is this a Phuket International airport manager excuse?
This is more serious and dangerous than her airport toilets she never checked until the Minister of transport came 2 time to Phuket airport t...

The Phuket News
Matches 4 result(s)
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


Phuket tsunami warning towers ‘100% working’, says DDPM Chief

I agree with BenPendejo. I don't think I've ever heard one, anywhere. OK, so now they'll be tested on the 1st and 15th. Are they al...(Read More)


Phi Phi tour boat fireball: Phuket doctors play down facial surgery fears for burn victim

Chame on you Mr Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong, you thinking only about money money and more money to Phuket.You giva a Ch..t about tourist in ...(Read More)


Housekeeper harassment leads Phuket police to warn on correct behaviour

#cranky old horse lover....Hahaha,i like the comment.Spot on!...(Read More)


Several injured as boat explodes at Viking Cave Koh Phi Phi

"World wide published by victims themselves.About 1 death and all.."Did the fatality publish his own death or did he spoke to the yellow pre...(Read More)


Phuket police seize over B10mn worth of overpriced items in zero-dollar raids

Do we really believe they care about overpriced goods or are they attempting to minimize - effectively tax supply for their own private interests, the...(Read More)


Phuket tsunami warning towers ‘100% working’, says DDPM Chief

"Yes...the siren works, because we tell you it works...you juss no heah, stupit farang". Actually, I have never heard a tsunami warning sir...(Read More)


Phuket tsunami warning towers ‘100% working’, says DDPM Chief

Good work, Officials. But keep it up!!! That is all the time needed....(Read More)


Man suffers serious head injuries as motorbike slams into drain

Compassion? Nonsense. 'Design of the road'? Rubbish. Many years old roads were mostly no accidents happen are ok. Typical case of 'loosi...(Read More)


Housekeeper harassment leads Phuket police to warn on correct behaviour

#times up..how bout #cranky old horse lover living in sex capital of the world needs relocation? Not all males are sex perverts, jaded / sexist commen...(Read More)


Phuket police seize over B10mn worth of overpriced items in zero-dollar raids

So many Chinese tourists die or get wounded during thai tourist day boat trip. But never a Chinese tourist died visiting 'overpriced' shops w...(Read More)

The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
World Entertainment
Photo Galleries
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2018 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.