BMA Halts Bang Kapi Overpass Project Following Accident


The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has ordered the suspension of the construction of an overpass at the Bang Kapi intersection following an accident that killed one worker and injured two other people.

BMA Spokesperson Aekvarunyoo Amarapala stated that the BMA has temporarily halted construction work at the overpass after a 10-meter-long sheet of metal plummeted to the ground while being lifted by a crane, killing one person while injuring two others.

The accident took place on the morning of August 17 when a group of workers was in the process of fastening wire cables to the edges of a metal sheet on an overpass. Their intention was to lift the sheet using a crane. The unsecured ends of the cables suddenly gave way, causing the metal sheet to collapse onto Seri Thai Road below.

The BMA spokesperson said that the city hall has launched an investigation into the accident and ordered officials to provide assistance to victims, as well as enforce safety measures to prevent further accidents.

Meanwhile, Pol Col Thanapan Padungkarn, superintendent of Lat Phrao Police Station, said investigators have summoned the construction site engineer for questioning. He added that
police will summon more witnesses for questioning to determine if negligence played a part in the accident.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.