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The Deerhunter    2,266
14 minutes ago, masuk said:

Australian/NZ standards:

The height of a Balustrade or Barrier must not be less than:

  • 1m above the floor of any access path, balcony, landing where it is not bounded by a wall and its level above the surface is 1m or more than 4m where a person is able to fall through an open window
  • 865mm above the floor of a landing to a stair or ramp where the balustrade or other barrier is provided along the inside edge of the landing and is not more than 500mm long.>

If the balcony does not provide access to a legitimate fire or emergency escape have it barred to at least 5ft.  Windows too or not able to be opened far enough to get out.

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tonray    5,279

The key is not to get stone faced drunk and lose your senses. Personal responsibility is wanting in many visitors.

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DoctorG    2,001

If the report of one shoe left behind is correct, then it is unlikely that she jumped. Could definitely have tripped though.

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IAMHERE    1,148

I hope the BIB at least look at the cctv camera's if there are any. Who came in with the room mate and who came in with the deceased? Who left the hotel shortly after the deceased went over the railing?

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Rimmer    4,233

A couple of troll posts have been removed

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wvavin    806

Thai Balcony + farang = DEATH......you guys still don't believe? 

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farcanell    1,574
8 minutes ago, tonray said:

The key is not to get stone faced drunk and lose your senses. Personal responsibility is wanting in many visitors.

Whilst there is arguably some truth in this, one must also factor in that some businesses here (lol... lots of businesses here), actively work at stripping away a persons awareness and good judgement.

 

much like not letting a drunk friend drive, after a raucous party you may have hosted, encouraging all to make merry.... establishments here should factor in the safety of people who have disgraced themselves by overindulging... perhaps at that very establishment.

 

its both responsible and good business sense

 

also.... these issues pertain to children as well, who have less awareness of personal safety needs, as do adults, who may take a higher level of risk management / standards ( by a hotel?), as norm

 

a lot of posters have already (today) pointed out the folly of the English girl cycling around Thailand, imbued with the idea that she will be safe... well, drinkers may also be imbued with that concept, as they have drunk before... then bam... oops..., stuffed that one up

 

so.... protect the weakest link.... in a party hard town, that would be people who have over indulged.... and as deerhunter suggests, 5 foot high barricading would do this.... and is a far better business decision than having people fall to their deaths in front of your hotel, or so I would have thought

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tifino    1,342

a violet ending at the Sawasdee Siam

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dfdgfdfdgs    87

I think a lot of people fail to appreciate that most of your weight is above your waist.  The balconies are low and if you slip with momentum into the railing, you will go over because that is where the weight is.

 

The laws of physics state that "every object will remain at rest or in uniform motion in a straight line unless compelled to change its state by the action of an external force".  If the balcony railing is only acting on your legs, it only stops the momentum of half of your body.  And there is no other external force to save you.  The upper, heavier half of your body continues straight on.

 

Anybody who isn't under 5 ft 8 / 170cm needs to be careful.  Especially after a night of drinking because you are in less control of your reflexes.

 

Let's imagine you're wasted.  You try to lean against a wall outside a bar.  Only the wall isn't where you thought it was and you fall onto the ground to the great amusement of all your friends.  We've probably all done this at some point in the past.  If you did it on a balcony, and your reactions were nowhere to be seen, there's a good chance you'd be hitting the concrete a few seconds later. 

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wavemanwww    128
1 hour ago, Shiver said:

 

Condolences to her family.

 

As I read the headline and thinking 'oh no, not again', I'm wondering why with the frequency of these events of falling, that balconies aren't modified to make it more difficult to have an accident (an actual or a postured one).

 

 

Plus the amount of so called falls is beyond belief. Does murder ever enter the equation? Answer = Nope. Too hard as Thai boxing is on Sunday. PS RIP

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dunroaming    3,324
2 hours ago, bushdoctor said:

Since one story buildings are not going to happen maybe people should stop being reckless and start being more careful. 

especially careful who you are dating for the night.

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hobobo    778
13 minutes ago, dfdgfdfdgs said:

The laws of physics state that "every object will remain at rest or in uniform motion in a straight line unless compelled to change its state by the action of an external force". 

You failed to acknowledge the source, so this is either plagiarism or copyright infringement!

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farcanell    1,574
20 minutes ago, hobobo said:

You failed to acknowledge the source, so this is either plagiarism or copyright infringement!

Lol.... he's quoting issac Newton's first law of motion.... im sure dead old Isaac won't mind dfd????'s failure to mention his name 😂😂😂

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hobobo    778
2 minutes ago, farcanell said:

Lol.... he's quoting issac Newton's first law of motion.... im sure dead old Isaac won't mind dfd????'s failure to mention his name 😂😂😂

I'm sure dead old Isaac won't mind, but you know about these great, great, great... grandchildren who are too lazy to do something for themselves and just want to sponge off their famous ancestors' achievements...lol

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Lazy Farang    9
50 minutes ago, wavemanwww said:

Does murder ever enter the equation? Answer = Nope. Too hard as Thai boxing is on Sunday. PS RIP

Yaaaawn, inspector Clouseau had all the answers, facts or not, he can crack a case with bo information at all. Good job champ

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