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Killed by falling pipe in Rayong

A worker was killed when a large gas pipe fell from a backhoe and hit him at a road construction site in the Map Ta Phut area of Rayong on Saturday.

The incident happened on the Sukhumvit-Map Ta Phut industrial estate road in tambon Map Ta Phut of Muang district, said Pol Lt Col Charoen Detphuang, investigation chief at the Map Ta Phut station, who as alerted at around 12.30pm on Saturday.

The two workers managed to jump out in time but Itthiphol was unable to escape. The pipe struck him and he became trapped by piles of mud dug from the ditch.

Workers rushed to assist their colleague but he could not be revived. They immediately alerted rescue workers and police.

Police were preparing to call a foreman and other workers for questioning to find out more about the cause of the incident.

On Friday, another worker was killed when a large steel pipe fell on him inside Solvay Peroxythai Co at the Map Ta Phut industrial estate.

The worker, whose name was not released, was removing the pipe for repairs and maintenance, but it fell on him, according to Siamrath Online.

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