Raining concrete in South Pattaya

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Raining concrete in South Pattaya

Residents along South Pattaya Road were awakened Thursday by the sound of something much heavier than rain falling from the sky.

Pattaya officials halted work on the Boutique Pattaya Hotel after locals raised the alarm about bits of rock and concrete raining down from the building, which has been removing a number of illegally built floors.

“Some neighbors in the area alerted us today. So police and public works officials went down there and made them stop the demolition, because it’s unsafe,” Col. Apichai Krobpetch of Pattaya City police said. “If they can’t do it safely, then they can’t absolutely cannot continue demolishing it.”

The work can resume when until safety equipment is installed. If the construction does not pass another safety inspection, then its permits will be revoked.

Apichai said that no one was injured by the falling debris as of Thursday.

In May 2016, the Boutique Pattaya Hotel, then 13 stories high, was ordered to remove six floors built illegally. When demolition began, so did a regular flow of falling debris – for several months until the authorities intervened.

The building owner changed the contractor to complete the project to the tune of 2.7 million baht. That change apparently did not have the intended effect of stopping dangerous construction debris from falling.

Pattaya officials have fenced off the affected sub soi, Soi VC, for the safety of residents and tourists.

Source: Khaosod

  • Charles Baht Esquire

    what a pity some of those meat head numb skull thick head head Brits weren’t walking under the concrete blocks even then i doubt it would have made an impression on them .

    • weasel

      Shame it was not you.

      • Charles Baht Esquire

        Wow! What a come back you went all out on that one .

        • Tony Akhurst

          I wished it was you.

  • ken

    Nothing new here, this place is a death trap with numerous safety hazards around town, tourist beware.

    • Charles Baht Esquire.

      i would love to be up top pushing off the biggest lump of concrete on you fat no neck butterbean the boxer lookalike Poms

  • Ken Anderson

    This is not news, it’s standard practice.
    If there were ever to be someone following safe and sound construction procedures, then that might be news worthy.

  • Sir Winston Somchai

    Apparently there are many discarded beer bottles there from the construction crews and many poms have been hit by concrete while digging through the rubble trying to find an extra slug of beer for free. With the strong baht the Brits have been known to stop buying food and trying to lick their gayboy tatoos for nutrition…. all for another cheap Charlie Chang.

    • Charles Baht Esquire

      It always surprises me that even the poor desperado hobo Pom rummaging through empty beer bottles is even selective of what last slug he sucks out they only search for Changs .
      To complete the full picture you see the average Pom loitering out front of 7-11 stores scavenging discarded cigarettes with unwashed spew stained chang beer singlets , billabong board shorts and Roman sandals hobo trend setters .

      • Chris Snell

        Dont forget the socks they were with their sandals

        • Charles Baht Esquire.

          Yes filthy white socks that have turned black sporting a pair of roman sandals

    • Ricksanchez

      Very true, I’ve also witnessed the penniless Brit that can’t secure the 50 baht a day labor work use discarded used condoms as a source of nutrition. I’ve even seen some that seemed to have money do the same…strange.