More Rama II Road danger

More Rama II Road danger

A worker flags motorists away from the steel mould that fell onto the express lane of Rama II Road in Bang Khun Thian district, Bangkok, on Tuesday. (Photos: Highways Department)
A worker flags motorists away from the steel mould that fell onto the express lane of Rama II Road in Bang Khun Thian district, Bangkok, on Tuesday. (Photos: Highways Department)

Another construction accident has added to the hazards on Rama II Road, with a steel bar falling onto a car on Tuesday afternoon.

The steel bar fell from an elevated road in the middle of Rama II Road in Bang Khun Thian district about 3.30pm on Tuesday.

It crashed through "Safety First" barriers and hit the side of a Honda Civic.

According to the department, the accident happened while workers were moving the steel to improve safety at the construction site.

No one was injured and the contractor promised compensation for the damage.

The Highways Department apologised for the safety issues on Rama II Road.

The safety bungles began on the night of July 31 when two people were killed by a beam that fell from a U-turn flyover.

Last Thursday a car was heavily damaged when a canvas cover filled with rainwater fell on the same road. 

Vocabulary

  • apologise: to say you are sorry for doing something wrong or for causing a problem - ขอโทษ
  • barrier: a bar or gate that stops people, animals or vehicles from entering a place - สิ่งกีดขวางทางผ่าน
  • beam: a long thick piece of metal, concrete, wood, etc. especially used to support weight in a building or other structure - คานรับน้ำหนัก
  • bungle: to do something in a careless or stupid way - ผิดพลาด
  • canvas: a strong heavy rough material used for making tents, sails, etc., or, in this case, the floor of a boxing ring - ผ้าใบ,เต็นท์, พื้นเวทีมวย
  • elevated: raised above the ground, or higher than the surrounding area - ซึ่งอยู่ในระดับที่สูงกว่าสิ่งอื่น
  • hazard: something that is dangerous and likely to cause damage - สิ่งที่เป็นอันตราย
  • mould: to give something a particular shape or form - ปั้น
  • safety (n): the condition of being protected from or unlikely to cause danger, risk, or injury -
  • steel (noun): a strong hard metal that is made of a mixture of iron and carbon - เหล็ก
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