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    American tourist electrocuted on Bali Hai Pier in Pattaya

    American tourist electrocuted on Bali Hai Pier in Pattaya

    An American tourist was electrocuted and died in a freak accident after leaning against a metal marquee pole.Andrey Bessonov, 47, had been on holiday in Pattaya when he took a boat trip to neighbouring island Koh Larn on January 12.
    The group returned to a pier and Andrey sheltered under a marquee tent on the resort’s Bali Hai Pier before leaning against a metal pole at around 7.30pm.
    But Andrey was suddenly electrocuted when he touched the metal which is believed to have been exposed to loose wiring.
    Paramedics arrived and performed CPR in front of dozens of stunned tourists but Andrey, who is originally from Ukraine, was later pronounced dead in hospital.
    Witness Tanawat Khenkoon said: ‘’The man had been on a boat and was just standing against a pole when he dropped to the floor and his body was floppy.
    ‘’Nobody knew what had happened or what to do. The ambulance men said the. electricity leaked and touched the pole.
    ”It’s sad. He was alive one minute having a holiday and now he is gone. It could have been anybody that touched the pole.”
    Paramedics closed off the section of the pier and cut the electricity supply to protect tourists while they investigated what caused the accident.

    The Sawang Boriboon rescue group said they were checking the area to make sure it was safe before re-opening it to members of the public.
    Pattaya Police said today they were aware of the aware of the death and were still processing the investigation.

    https://pattayaone.news/en/american-...bali-hai-pier/

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    Shocking, bet that brought him back down to Earth.

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    I have to say, even after all this time here, the Thai still manage to impress me with their ability to fuck up just about everything the stupid fuckers touch.

    Surely, the most hapless fuckwits on the planet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    I have to say, even after all this time here, the Thai still manage to impress me with their ability to fuck up just about everything the stupid fuckers touch.

    Surely, the most hapless fuckwits on the planet.
    And particularly inept sparkies.

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    Probably strapped the wires to a metal railing. It sometimes seems some Thais are incapable of forward thinking. As in "If I strap the wires to a metal pole and a bare wire touches that pole, what is likely to happen?"
    Back in the 90s I was in Nongkai involved in the construction of a Caltex star mart which was an all metal building. When the electrician was getting ready to connect to the mains, I asked him if he had meggered the wiring. He told me he did not have a megohm tester and in any case he did not need one as the building had no earth wires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    And particularly inept sparkies.
    Could this be a legacy thing because mostly they, used to and many do still, live in wooden houses?


    But Andrey was suddenly electrocuted when he touched the metal which is believed to have been exposed to loose wiring.
    Could it be he was using a lamp post for support , rather than illumination?

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    Poor bastard. Can't really protect yourself against something like that.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Surely, the most hapless fuckwits on the planet.
    I thought that title applied only to Brexiteers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post


    Could this be a legacy thing because mostly they, used to and many do still, live in wooden houses?



    Mmmmm, I shouldn't think so, I imagine in all honesty and after some reflection, taking everything into consideration and having regard to all available facts, it probably resolves to them simply being congenital fucking imbeciles.

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    Was there a sign?

    ACHTUNG! --------Das machine is nicht fur gerfingerpoken und mittengrabben. Ist easy schnappen der Sprinngwerk, blowenfusen und poppencorken mit spitzensparken.Ist nicht fur gewerken by das Dummkopfen. Das rubbernecken sightseeren keepen hands in das Pockets. Relaxen und watch das blinkenlights...

    Ok he was Ukrainian but it won't work in Russian.
    Better to think inside the pub, than outside the box?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    Probably strapped the wires to a metal railing. It sometimes seems some Thais are incapable of forward thinking. As in "If I strap the wires to a metal pole and a bare wire touches that pole, what is likely to happen?"
    Back in the 90s I was in Nongkai involved in the construction of a Caltex star mart which was an all metal building. When the electrician was getting ready to connect to the mains, I asked him if he had meggered the wiring. He told me he did not have a megohm tester and in any case he did not need one as the building had no earth wires.
    I wager the Bali rectriman thought earthing means strap the wire to a metal rod that's buried in the ground. Quite logical.

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    That's unlucky , could've been anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes View Post
    An American tourist was electrocuted and died
    No need to read more...

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