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Death toll in Bangkok crane accident rises to 5; construction engineer faces charges

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The death toll now stands at five following yesterday’s horrific crane accident in Bangkok, while the construction project’s engineer is facing potential charges.

At about 10am today, Col. Sompot Suwanjarat of the Bang Phong Phang Police Station led a team of expert engineers to investigate the wreckage of the Lumpini Park Riverine condominium construction site on Phra Ram 3 road in Bangkok’s Yan Nawa district....

https://coconuts.co/bangkok/news/update-death-toll-bangkok-crane-accident-rises-5-construction-engineer-faces-charges/

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"After a brief investigation of the wreckage, civil engineer Chulert Jitjurjun said the collapsed crane has been in use for many years and that its age may have played a factor."

No based on the way the tower has folded over I would say the driver lifted something way over it's capacity. All the markings of being overloaded.

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Working around cranes in the States, most cranes in the last 10 years or so have limit shuts down on them.

It will sound alarms and basically shut it down, thus stopping the lift if you are over capacity. Plus 99 percent of the cranes have onboard scales.

Yes they can be over ridden if the operator hits the controls.

But any smart operator will not over ride the controls.

I have been on some spooky lifts.

Damm near shit my pants one day when a rubber tired crane did a 3 point stand. The fools set the one outrigger pad on a seam line between concrete and asphalt. Uh guys. You really want to do that. Yes we will be ok. Right. Mid lift in sank. Causing the crane to sink at that corner. Thank goodness the operator got the load set down in time

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Agree tower cranes have an abundant amount of safety measures in place but we are talking about LOS

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