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And the pole comes tumbling down: the scene in Bang Tao yesterday

Phuket Pole Falls on House: So Who Pays?

Monday, November 12, 2012
PHUKET: Talks are expected to continue today over who pays for the damage incurred when a power pole fell on a Phuket house at the weekend.

One man, a Burmese worker who lives in the house, required treatment for an injury to his head when the pole fell about 3pm yesterday in a soi in Bang Tao.

Power authorities said that a burst water pipe led to the soil around the pole becoming soggy, hence the collapse.

However, debate was continuing about which organisation should be held responsible for the injured man and the estimated 50,000 baht in damage to the house.


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You would think that the blame would lay between the water and power authorities. Neither of which did proper inspections and maintenance to the pipe and area surrounding the pole.

Posted by Ty on November 12, 2012 13:30


A friend of mine from Denmark had a traffic accident in Pattaya and no one could blame him. But the policeman said to him: If you had stayed back in Denmark - this would never had happend. Why not try the same on this Burmese worker who lives in the house?

Posted by Retired roadworker on November 12, 2012 16:01


Who has to pay? An electricity transformer caught fire in Kamala last night, providing entertainment for about an hour before the power to it was cut off. Cost to the electric board- nothing; cost to the business owner the transformer was powering- B120k. Anywhere else the burden would have been on the receiver once the power had entered the establishment.

Posted by Mister Ree on November 14, 2012 20:08

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