Construction crane collapses inside Government House, injuring one, damaging 4 cars

A crane driver was injured and four cars were damaged when a construction crane collapsed and fell on the vehicles parked inside the compound of the Government House this morning.

The incident happened at about 8.30am today.

The crane was inside the compound of the Government House as it was building a new guest house behind the Thai Kufah building.

The worker said the crane lost balance and collapsed when they started working.

He said the stands of the crane did not extend fully to sit on the ground, thus causing it to lose balance and fell to the ground hitting the vehicles and injuring a crane driver.

The secretary-general of the Cabinet Mr Ampol Kitti-ampol inspected the scene this morning and reported the incident to the prime minister's secretary-general.

He advised officials to take care of the injured as well as cars of officials which were damaged.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)