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Rimmer    4,233

A video has been removed, a women has died this is not funny so please have some respect

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Blinky62    85

If you really want to get into the laws of physics, the more you drink , the higher the centre of gravity . If people want to jump they will . Stop repotting it . It will slow the problem down . Copy cats . RIP


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hotchilli    480
3 hours ago, bushdoctor said:

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

Or build better/higher balconies that cannot be "accidentally" tripped over even when pissed !!
When alcohol has taken effect careful goes out of the window (or over the balcony) 

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tonray    5,279
2 hours ago, farcanell said:

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

Ahhh...but all I hear from expats here is "I came to Thailand to escape the nanny state of _______. fill in the blank...and now you want to bring nanny over for those who can't watch themselves ?

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The manic    1,940
3 hours ago, farcanell said:

True, but improved building codes and enforcement of the codes, may go a long way to protect people from some of these incidents.... and this is 100% acheivable.

The hip high safety rails are just too low. They should be shoulder height.

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Doctorbu    22

Ive seen people leaning far over the rails trying to get "extreme selfies" at one hotel on beach road....security was yelling at them but they ignored, and by all accounts they seemed wasted. You've got to wonder.....

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gandalf12    4,046
5 hours ago, bushdoctor said:

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

Yes and maybe the police shoukd start looking at these incidents a lot closer than they do. The chances of so many slips and suicides is not normal.

A far deeper look into the causes is called for but it won't happen of course 

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ttrd    80
5 hours ago, bushdoctor said:

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

What about to skip and/or build-in the balconies above the 1st floor on new buildings and to install a alcometer to the balcony door lock on the existing buildings with open balconies as carefulness is not compatible with alcohol...;)

 

RIP!

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realenglish1    2,488

You would think with the number of deaths from falls from condos and other high rise buildings that Thais would improve building codes

 

But no they don't even think about it 

 

 

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cookieqw    0

only balcony on this purple hotel is on 8th (top) floor, stayed many times. and above waist height, so unless this was the russian with the exceedingly long legs not likely to fall

 

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hottrader77    73
7 hours ago, observer90210 said:

Better change the law in Pattaya and construct hotels with only 1 floor above ground level!!!!!

 

RIP to the poor girl....

They should make the balony railing higher sometimes you could trip and go over it easy 

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farcanell    1,574
3 hours ago, tonray said:

Ahhh...but all I hear from expats here is "I came to Thailand to escape the nanny state of _______. fill in the blank...and now you want to bring nanny over for those who can't watch themselves ?

Not at all.... I'm railing against those that say that they (unfortunates) should be responsible for their own deaths, when some simple improvements would protect drunks ( as encouraged in all thai bars) from death.... I don't think it's to much to wish for

 

Reap what you sow... force feed merry makers with alcohol... equates to deaths... not good for anyone... improvements can be made

 

in a nanny state like Australia ( australian standards referenced in this thread), a barman will be prosecuted for serving alcohol to someone who is drunk... heaven forbid that happen here... but then... death.

 

but... simple handrail improvement requirements would go a long way to stop deaths, and improve Thailand's reputation.

 

just like pm p wants

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