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Five tourists injured as "stairway collapses" in Ang Thong - Koh Samui National Park

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ID: 21   Posted

From the pictures of the accident being shared online yesterday, it looks like that it's this wooden view-platform at left of the staircase that has collapsed...

 

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(Photo from March, 2016)

 

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Sad accident, but good no one was seriously injured.

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ID: 22   Posted

It seems it is stairs up to the viewing platform for the Lagoon, as I recall it is 80m above sea level, a hell of a climb but worth it.

 

Has a lot of visitors daily so suppose the real problem is how to close it occasionally so that maintenance can be done.

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ID: 23   Posted

Just now, Basil B said:

It seems it is stairs up to the viewing platform for the Lagoon, as I recall it is 80m above sea level, a hell of a climb but worth it.

 

Has a lot of visitors daily so suppose the real problem is how to close it occasionally so that maintenance can be done.

 

They did redo the steps and platform several years ago  maybe six or seven years, (?)  I remember seeing it being done )  ... 

 

They worked it in a way people could still get to view point... Using metal girders under the platforms...and some of the steps.

 

I am sure they will being lookng carefully at the whole construction,  yes 100's of visitors daily... second to those who go to Koh Toa on day trips .

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ID: 24   Posted

Accidents happen here all the time, everyday by "brake failior", "screw failior" or "responsibility failior". People die or injure, in result which is not important. Important is life is going on for others. 

Welcome to LOS. 

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ID: 25   Posted

5 hours ago, samuijimmy said:

Keep to topic, and no Thai bashing...  two posts already removed.

I'm not trying to be contentious but it appears almost all the posts here are critical of Thai construction and maintenance standards and their unsatisfactory response to consequent accidents. What constitutes "Thai bashing " in this respect?

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ID: 26   Posted

1 hour ago, nchuckle said:

I'm not trying to be contentious but it appears almost all the posts here are critical of Thai construction and maintenance standards and their unsatisfactory response to consequent accidents. What constitutes "Thai bashing " in this respect?

 

Because it not all as bad a some people  (trolls) imagine...

Accidents happen all over the world as several people have pointed out.

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ID: 28   Posted

1 minute ago, samuijimmy said:

 

Because it not all as bad a some people  (trolls) imagine...

Accidents happen all over the world as several people have pointed out.

They're all accidents Jimmy, but the question remains were they preventable by better more responsible construction/ maintenance? There is the concept of negligence which in a lot of the rest of the world will deem you culpable, thus ensuring that those responsible take more care . This is something I rarely see as a concept here and it is not unfair to highlight that.

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ID: 29   Posted

27 minutes ago, nchuckle said:

They're all accidents Jimmy, but the question remains were they preventable by better more responsible construction/ maintenance? There is the concept of negligence which in a lot of the rest of the world will deem you culpable, thus ensuring that those responsible take more care . This is something I rarely see as a concept here and it is not unfair to highlight that.

 

Perhaps preventable, these kind of threads just go way overboard on ridiculous comments.... this is why I and many others don't read much here anymore ....:angry:

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ID: 31   Posted

As i can read more and more accidents happens in tourist industry and national parks....

ALL tourists going to Thailand should be warned about all of these dangerous situations that can appear easy in Thailand and: there is nobody who pay for it or can be made resposible for the costs !!!!!!!!

 

All embassies in Thailand  should have this on their website as a warning at the section of travel warnings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

And i think more also the social media should be used much more of warnings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So its up to us, travellers or residence of this country!

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ID: 32   Posted

30 minutes ago, manhood said:

As i can read more and more accidents happens in tourist industry and national parks....

ALL tourists going to Thailand should be warned about all of these dangerous situations that can appear easy in Thailand and: there is nobody who pay for it or can be made resposible for the costs !!!!!!!!

 

All embassies in Thailand  should have this on their website as a warning at the section of travel warnings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

And i think more also the social media should be used much more of warnings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So its up to us, travellers or residence of this country!

Oh so every other country is very safe then.... ? I don't think so.... 

 

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ID: 34   Posted

I think we can safely say all the troll and nonsense posts in this thread are proved wrong....

Several more post have been removed.

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ID: 35   Posted

Those injured should now claim high compensation  no mercy.... (they like our money hence must take consequences)

If they have no mercy charging high for entering parks .. they must take responsibility for the safety of those entering property like everywhere in the world . Thailand wants  to be in the "world" must accept all changes ?  and must take responsibilities too.

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ID: 36   Posted

Thank you for joining us, Dennis. I am sorry for your injuries. You're taking it like a champ. Looks like a nice pool. ;)

 

I suppose LOS is not alone in being excellent at closing the gate after the horse has escaped. Hopefully they see the wisdom and the economy of paying to fix the infrastructure rather than broken bones.

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ID: 37   Posted

21 hours ago, Lupatria said:

Now I'm waiting for someone blaming an evil spirit for the collapse, probably the one with the name: "Avoid maintenance at all costs"

Surely there is some lottery numbers in there somewhere?

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ID: 38   Posted (edited)

On 5/11/2017 at 6:25 AM, Thaiwrath said:

More worrying construction woes in LOS.

Unfortunately, it will probably be 'hospital bills paid by those at fault', then life goes on as normal.

To be fair its quite often that the company or property owner pays the full Monty, not least to avoid or minimise litigation and to maintain their status with TAT.

 

Posted before I saw Dennis's update above.

Edited by evadgib
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ID: 39   Posted

7 hours ago, gigman said:

Those injured should now claim high compensation  no mercy.... (they like our money hence must take consequences)

If they have no mercy charging high for entering parks .. they must take responsibility for the safety of those entering property like everywhere in the world . Thailand wants  to be in the "world" must accept all changes ?  and must take responsibilities too.

Compensation is often successfully claimed via the courts inc long after tourists have returned home. 

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12 hours ago, gigman said:

Those injured should now claim high compensation  no mercy.... (they like our money hence must take consequences)

If they have no mercy charging high for entering parks .. they must take responsibility for the safety of those entering property like everywhere in the world . Thailand wants  to be in the "world" must accept all changes ?  and must take responsibilities too.

Have you been visiting Ang Thong Marine Park..?

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