THE PAVILIONS PHUKET EPL Prediction Competition 2018-2019 Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Electric shock leaves Myanmar man hospitalised in Phuket

PHUKET: A 25-year-old Myanmar man was hospitalised today after receiving an electric shock while working on cables in Chalong.

accidentshealthMyanmar
By Eakkapop Thongtub

Monday 5 February 2018, 04:01PM


Mr Det, 25, from Myanmar suffered electric shock while working on cables on Wiset Rd in Chalong. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Mr Det, 25, from Myanmar suffered electric shock while working on cables on Wiset Rd in Chalong. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Chalong Police was notified that a private sector worker had suffered an electric shock on Wiset Rd at 11:12am today (Feb 5).

Rescue workers arrived at the scene to find a bamboo ladder placed against a high voltage power pole. Nearby was a Myanmar man named only as Det, 25, lying face down unconscious on the floor. Burn marks were found on Mr Det’s clothes and skin.

He was taken to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Chalong Hospital which is currently under construction.

QSI International School Phuket

Mr Det’s co-worker, Mr Win, 20, said, “Mr Det placed the ladder against the power pole. He was going up the ladder to organise cables but realised electric was leaking from a cable.

He went back down to get some tape and went back up to fix the leak. However, whilst putting tape on the cable he received an electric shock. He was then stuck up the ladder,” he said.

I had to climb the ladder to bring Mr Det down to the ground before calling police,” he added.

 

 

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:
Security:

malczx7r | 06 February 2018 - 13:49:58

"electric was leaking from a cable"?????? haha should have put a waterproof coat on! hahaha  But seriously let's hope he recovers.

Nasa12 | 05 February 2018 - 17:31:31

 Fix the leak on a high voltage power pole whit tape Hmmmm ?? ONLY IN THAILAND..

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phuket mops up after storm lashes island, plunges businesses into darkness

"Now complaining about media coverage," did I miss something, who is complaining, about me...(Read More)


Amid ‘overtourism’ scourge, global survey questions happiness of residents in major tourism destinations

Does anyone think that business operators are going to for-go profits for residents to "feel mo...(Read More)


Phuket beach-touring croc a ‘saltie’, DNA tests confirm

Fresh abrasions from keeping croc in concrete enclosure. Astonished that a croc kept in a concrete...(Read More)


Major power blackout to affect Karon

Understand that now and than at different Phuket areas high voltage cables have to be renewed. But I...(Read More)


Thai man, 30, dies in Phuket motorbike crash

Test drive at dark hours on Phuket ill lighted roads. Speed is your winner,... to heaven. Lucky no...(Read More)


Weapons, ammunition found in vehicle of man shot dead by Phuket police

Either very poor reporting, we see a lot of it, or something wrong here, first report does not menti...(Read More)


Govt to splash B151mn to prevent Phuket road flooding

Nonsense and jibberish. This is just the next mega budget burner. The governor laments the lack of u...(Read More)


Phuket man, 29, shot dead while fleeing police

Best Insp Kurt doesn't get chased by the cops in America- he'll be in for a nasty shot!...(Read More)


Govt to splash B151mn to prevent Phuket road flooding

Ahh- so it's all about 'image' then. No mention about addressing the root causes of thi...(Read More)


Phuket man, 29, shot dead while fleeing police

From the Bangkok Post, "...was shot dead after he opened fire at arresting police after a chase...(Read More)


 

Melbourne Cup 2018