Families of Myanmar crane collapse victims agree B1.6m compensation

Families of Myanmar crane collapse victims agree B1.6m compensation

Rayong: Construction workers ‘ families who were killed when a building cranes fell at a construction site in the eastern county of Pluak Daeng will receive compensation in the amount of 1.6 million baht.

After many days of negotiations, rescue workers were monday allowed to get the body of seven workers at the field.

A building cranes at the mill building site collapsed and killed six Myanmar nationals and one Chinese worker at 5 p.m. on Friday, injuring 5 people. One Myanmar employee was even injured.

Before the company agreed to pay 5 million baht in compensation, hundreds of workers refused to let rescue workers retrieve the victims ‘ bodies.

At 11 p.m. on Friday, local MPs, police, the Pluak Daeng district chief, victims ‘ families, and factory management initially proposed$ 2 million in compensation, excluding Social Security Fund membership reimbursements.

But, Rayong MP Chutiphong Pipoppinyo said administration refused the plan.

After arriving, Worker Assistance Group for Myanmar ( WAG ) representatives agreed to make a 1.6 million baht payment to the victims ‘ families, with a preliminary 500, 000 baht being followed by the rest in three months, according to Mr. Chutiphong.

After the employees were made aware of the deal, Pluak Daeng Hospital allowed recovery vehicles to pick up the bodies for recognition.

As part of the exploration into the cause of the accident, Watcharin Gasaluck, president of the Engineering Institute of Thailand, led a team of experts yesterday to check the site.