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Traffic halted after a concrete beam crushed a booth in Nonthaburi, Thailand

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The Nonthaburi Highway District has ordered a halt to the construction of the M81 motorway after a 40-tonne concrete beam fell onto a Highway Police booth on 10th Feb.

Bang Yai police were called to respond to the incident on Kanchanaphisek Road late Friday night. When they arrived with emergency responders, they found the slab had crushed the booth’s radio room, lavatory.

The beam was to be part of a support pillar for the M81 motorway currently being constructed to connect Bang Yai district and Kanchanaburi province. It reportedly came loose while being lifted by a crane.

The incident injured Krisada Racha, a 25-year-old construction worker directing the crane. He sustained hip and back injuries and was taken to Kasemrad Hospital. He was no longer in critical condition,…

Reporters visiting the site of the incident on Saturday morning observed that the beam had been removed. An officer manning the area said no personnel were in the box during the accident, as they had been…

Nonthaburi Highway District director Suwit Rodpai said the cause of the incident is under investigation. He has ordered safety precautions to be bolstered, including equipment inspections, and has ordered.

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