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Maid injured as Prachuap hotel lift tumbles to ground from fourth floor

 

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Image: Sanook

 

A maid at a downtown Prachuap Khiri Khan hotel was left injured after a service lift plunged to the ground yesterday.

 

Phannee, about 50, had been collecting laundry on the fourth floor when she entered the lift at the back of the hotel, that was not named.

 

Medics from 1699 Prachuap Rescue treated her at the scene where it was discovered she had a broken left ankle. She was then ferried to the local hospital.

 

Sanook reported that a snapped cable was lying on the top of the lift and that an investigation was underway.

 

Source: Sanook

 

 
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trogers    9,434

Seems lifts of buildings in Thailand can remain in operation without annual certification by licensed engineers.

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Boss    80

Second incident we've heard of in a short period.

It IS difficult with these new things and maybe they'll need some maintenance too ???   ( ehh what's that ??)

I'm waiting in fear for the high speed trains  OMG  :w00t:

 

Hope for a speedy recovery for the maid !

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nausea    1,043

Seems to be a pattern developing here - still first time bad luck, second time coincidence ... wàtch this space.

 

19 minutes ago, aussie11950 said:

Normally lifts will have a safety mechanism, that stops it dropping, should the cable break.

Normally!

 

Well, give them time, they've only been around for 120 years:

 

'Elevators also have a safety brake that is attached to the underside of the car. This is the innovation that made the passenger elevator possible when it was unveiled at the 1853-54 World’s Fair in New York.

"Before Elijah Otis invented the safety brake, elevators were only used for freight," Marvin says. "Ropes broke sometimes, and without any backup it would be crazy for a passenger to take that chance.” '

(Brian Palmer, 10 June 2013, Washington Post )

 

Makes me wonder if the service lift wasn't designed for people at all, and was only meant to be used for freight, after all - "without any backup it would be crazy for a passenger to take that chance".

 

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goonnerone    114
33 minutes ago, aussie11950 said:

Normally lifts will have a safety mechanism, that stops it dropping, should the cable break.

Normally!

It did' it was called the ground floor 

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farcanell    1,576
5 hours ago, trogers said:

Seems lifts of buildings in Thailand can remain in operation without annual certification by licensed engineers.

Lol... annual what by whom?

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observer90210    1,219

Was this a Hua Hin hotel?

 

Why not give the name of the hotel?!!!! (as the article was in Thai...sorry!)

 

Wish the poor girl a fast recovery...and hope that they make the hotel pay fully for her treatment and give her a hefty compensation....after all the hero said: justice is for all - rich and poor, now, didn't he??!!!

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Bangkok Barry    2,316
3 hours ago, aussie11950 said:

Normally lifts will have a safety mechanism, that stops it dropping, should the cable break.

Normally!

 

Thailan no need. Thai lift velly goo. Plus it was the maid's fault for carrying too much laundry.

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YetAnother    1,961
On 9/11/2017 at 10:53 AM, docshock13 said:

Very lucky woman. 

remarkably so, 4 floors up; not much padding in an elevator, amounts to a steel box

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