One Myanmar migrant worker died and a second was hospitalised yesterday when heavy granite slabs they were unloading from a shipping container was dropped and crushed them.
Lt Col Amphonwat Sangriang from the Thung Thong Police was called to investigate the incident at 23:05. It was reported that they had been crushed by granite slabs being unloaded at a warehouse on Pra Phuket Kaew Rd in Kathu.
Police arrived at the B.M.P System Furniture Co warehouse with Kusoldharm rescue workers and were led to a container lorry loaded with granite slabs. Each slab weighed between 300-500 kilos. Lt Col Amphonwat said: “We were led to the body of a 23-year-old man named Mong who was lying lifeless in the container.
“We were told that a second man, 22-year-old Kyaw Swar also from Myanmar, had already been taken to Patong Hospital,” he said.
Lt Col Amphonwat added: “The truck had delivered a container of granite slabs to the warehouse and 4 or 5 migrant workers were unloading them. While they were carrying one of the slabs it slipped from their hands and fell on the two men.
“We will continue to investigate before concluding our investigation.”
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