Elevator Collapse Kills 3 Construction Workers

Breaking news from Cambodia can be found here. CEO often finds Khmer news and translates it into English for our readers if it is interesting to expats, locals, Cambodians living abroad and anyone who wants to stay informed of the latest local and international news stories about Cambodia and our neighbors in South East Asia. There are many sources for Khmer news articles and they can all be found here in one place. Most of the media comes out of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap or Sihanoukville, but we cover national Cambodian news from all provinces.
User avatar
CEOCambodiaNews
Expatriate
Posts: 45588
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:13 am
Reputation: 2862
Location: CEO Newsroom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contact:
Cambodia

Elevator Collapse Kills 3 Construction Workers

Post by CEOCambodiaNews »

Cambodia News (Phnom Penh): On October 13, 2019, at 10:15 pm, an elevator fell from the 20th floor in a building under construction and killed three people, on street 65, Sangkat Sras Chok, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh.

The victims were identified as Tim Saron, a 27-year-old man, Sok Sambath, a 21-year-old man, and another victim hasn't been identified yet. They were all construction workers at the site.
Tim Saron's wife said she had called her husband earlier, asking him: " when do you get back from work?", and the victim had talked to her as usual. But, by the early morning, her husband hadn't returned home yet, and she started to worry, so she went to the workplace. Then, she heard that three people had been killed in an accident, and her husband was one of them.

After the incident, the police went to the scene to examine the bodies. After that, they were returned to the families for funeral preparation.
Spoiler:
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Cambodia Expats Online: Bringing you breaking news from Cambodia before you read it anywhere else!

Have a story or an anonymous news tip for CEO? Need advertising? CONTACT US

Cambodia Expats Online is the most popular community in the country. JOIN TODAY

Follow CEO on social media:

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Google+
Instagram
User avatar
Yobbo
Expatriate
Posts: 1132
Joined: Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:21 am
Reputation: 455
Australia

Re: Elevator Collapse Kills 3 Construction Workers

Post by Yobbo »

CEOCambodiaNews wrote: Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:50 pm Cambodia News (Phnom Penh): On October 13, 2019, at 10:15 pm, an elevator fell from the 20th floor in a building under construction and killed three people, on street 65, Sangkat Sras Chok, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh.

Image
Was the Vietnamese brothel having an elevator installed?
chiaojiang
Expatriate
Posts: 69
Joined: Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:14 am
Reputation: 43
Cambodia

Re: Elevator Collapse Kills 3 Construction Workers

Post by chiaojiang »

Yobbo wrote: Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:08 pm
CEOCambodiaNews wrote: Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:50 pm Cambodia News (Phnom Penh): On October 13, 2019, at 10:15 pm, an elevator fell from the 20th floor in a building under construction and killed three people, on street 65, Sangkat Sras Chok, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh.

Image
Was the Vietnamese brothel having an elevator installed?
The Vietnamese is another case, this one was in Siem Reap and ran by locals.
post369464.html?hilit=sex#p369464
Mishmash
Expatriate
Posts: 1949
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:34 pm
Reputation: 1148
Cambodia

Re: Elevator Collapse Kills 3 Construction Workers

Post by Mishmash »

Is there any more info which project this is??

The name of the elevator company?
User avatar
CEOCambodiaNews
Expatriate
Posts: 45588
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:13 am
Reputation: 2862
Location: CEO Newsroom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contact:
Cambodia

Re: Elevator Collapse Kills 3 Construction Workers

Post by CEOCambodiaNews »

October 15, 2019
Three construction workers killed after elevator mishap

The bodies of three construction workers were pulled out from the rubble of an elevator shaft in the capital yesterday after the workers plummeted 16-storeys on Saturday.

Phan Kong, a construction worker at the site, yesterday said all three men were his colleagues at the 21-storey apartment building being constructed in Daun Penh district’s Srah Chak commune.

Mr Kong said that on Sunday night, construction workers opened the door to an elevator shaft due to a bad smell and discovered a leg buried beneath rubble. The discovery prompted the workers to call the district and commune police.

Yesterday morning, dozens of police were seen entering and exiting the site after taking hours to inspect it before pulling the bodies of the victims out of the rubble.

The three victims identified as 21-year-old Sok Sambath, 35-year-old Yem Tin and 31-year-old Thim Thirong. The bodies of all three were returned to their families yesterday.

Mr Kong said workers at the site suspect that all three victims died after falling 16-storey safter their scaffolding collapsed during the installation of an elevator.

“I received this information on Sunday,” he said. “Three of them fell down while they were welding on top of the scaffoldings.”
Mishmash wrote: Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:04 pm Is there any more info which project this is??

The name of the elevator company?
According to a Land Management Ministry document posted on a fence at the construction site, the it opened in 2017 and construction began last year. It belongs to Pa Vongsamphea and Pa Vongtithya, daughters of municipal council chief Pa Socheatevong.

Met Measpheakdey, spokesman for City Hall, yesterday said he is waiting for more information from local authorities.

“I have not received any details yet because local authorities are still investigating,” Mr Measpheakdey said, noting that he does not know who will be held accountable.

Major Kann Vannak, chief of Srah Chak commune police, yesterday said the men died on Saturday before declining to comment further.

Land Management Ministry spokesman Seng Loth declined to comment on the document posted on the fence yesterday.

When asked about the hundreds of workers living at the construction site, Mr Loth said the ministry previously issued a directive to prevent workers from living in construction sites.

“If workers were staying in the construction site, we will advise the owner of the construction site, but if they keep allowing it, we will take legal action,” Mr Loth said.
All quotes taken from https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50650958/t ... or-mishap/
Cambodia Expats Online: Bringing you breaking news from Cambodia before you read it anywhere else!

Have a story or an anonymous news tip for CEO? Need advertising? CONTACT US

Cambodia Expats Online is the most popular community in the country. JOIN TODAY

Follow CEO on social media:

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Google+
Instagram
Mishmash
Expatriate
Posts: 1949
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:34 pm
Reputation: 1148
Cambodia

Re: Elevator Collapse Kills 3 Construction Workers

Post by Mishmash »

Thanks @CEOCambodiaNews

The reason I asked is my friends install elevators for various manufacturers.

Kone, Fujitsu, Schindler, Thyssenkruppe, Hitachi etc.

No one has appeared on a missing list, however this does not detract from the tragedy of this event.

RIP the good men who can't take their wages home to their loved ones any longer.

For the alleged owners - obviously I cannot comment on here.
User avatar
CEOCambodiaNews
Expatriate
Posts: 45588
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:13 am
Reputation: 2862
Location: CEO Newsroom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contact:
Cambodia

Re: Elevator Collapse Kills 3 Construction Workers

Post by CEOCambodiaNews »

This is the building.
Image
Image
The kid was apparently only 21.
Cambodia Expats Online: Bringing you breaking news from Cambodia before you read it anywhere else!

Have a story or an anonymous news tip for CEO? Need advertising? CONTACT US

Cambodia Expats Online is the most popular community in the country. JOIN TODAY

Follow CEO on social media:

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Google+
Instagram
User avatar
CEOCambodiaNews
Expatriate
Posts: 45588
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:13 am
Reputation: 2862
Location: CEO Newsroom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contact:
Cambodia

Re: Elevator Collapse Kills 3 Construction Workers

Post by CEOCambodiaNews »

Workers on the building site have been warned by their boss not to discuss the accident.

October 16, 2019
Families receive “small” compensation over workers’ deaths in scaffolding collapse
The families of three construction workers who died after plummeting 16-storeys on Saturday in Daun Penh district received $3,000 each on Monday.

On Monday, the bodies of 21-year-old Sok Sambath, 35-year-old Yem Tin and 31-year-old Thim Thirong were pulled out of an elevator shaft at a construction site in the district’s Srah Chak commune.

Their colleagues suspect all three victims died after their scaffolding collapsed during the installation of an elevator. They had gone missing on Saturday and their bodies were pulled out on Monday. The bodies of the victims were then returned to their families.

According to a Land Management Ministry document posted on a fence at the construction site, it opened in 2017 and construction began last year. It belongs to Pa Vongsamphea and Pa Vongtithya, daughters of municipal council chief Pa Socheatevong.

However, the families of the victims yesterday reported that each family was given $3,000 in compensation by a contractor, not the owners of the land.

“He said it was the fault of the workers, that they were careless and it was their fault,” Sok Ya, sister of Mr Sambath, said. “I think that the amount is very small.”

Ms Ya said that a lawsuit is not an option because her family cannot afford a court battle.

“We are poor, so we cannot win,” she said

Phan Kong, a construction worker, yesterday said after the bodies were discovered, some of his colleagues were scared to return to work.
However, Mr Kong acknowledged that what happened to the victims was an accident.
“I cannot speak more because it was an accident,” he said.

According to a construction worker who requested anonymity, the workers were told not to talk about the deaths.

“I do not dare to talk a lot because the boss does not want us to talk about this issue,” the worker said.
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50651399/f ... rs-deaths/
Cambodia Expats Online: Bringing you breaking news from Cambodia before you read it anywhere else!

Have a story or an anonymous news tip for CEO? Need advertising? CONTACT US

Cambodia Expats Online is the most popular community in the country. JOIN TODAY

Follow CEO on social media:

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Google+
Instagram
Post Reply Previous topicNext topic
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post