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    Rescue staff pull three bodies out of deep well

    Rescue staff in Chaiyaphum showed up late on Monday (September 21) to pull the bodies of three men a father and two sons up from the bottom of an artesian well.


    Police in Ban Pao area of Kaset Sombun district had learned about three corpses lying at the bottom of the well earlier in the evening and contacted rescue staff to pull the bodies out.

    The drowned persons were identified as Boonterm Buathong, 56, and his sons Chareonchat, 29, and Preecha, 26.

    According to Thong-in, 56, her husband and sons had gone to the well on Monday morning to repair it and did not return for lunch. She later found their bodies at the bottom of the well.

    The well, located in their farm, is one metre wide and 13m deep.

    Rescue staff had to wear breathing apparatus to dive to the bottom to pull up the bodies.

    Rescue staff pull three bodies out of deep well

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    Can suicide be attributed?
    How the hell did they manage this?
    RIP fellows!

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    How horrible for that poor woman to lose her three men at once.

    I can only imagine one going down to do work, passed out from lack of oxygen, then the second went to help, then the third.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Rescue staff had to wear breathing apparatus to dive to the bottom to pull up the bodies.
    To save any unforeseen problems. Why didn't they wait until their bodies floated to the surface? Job done.

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    ^ So let's work out how long that would take...

    Assume the well is cylindrical with diameter 1m and had a water depth of 3m. The first assumption is from the 1m width being circular and the second enough water to drown anyone unfortunate enough to be trapped inside. That means the water will need to rise 10m in the well. A quick calculation of that volume is: PI * 0.5^2 * 10 = 7.85m^3, which will require 7850 litres to fill.

    The average rainfall in Chaiyaphum is ~1173mm/year where 1mm is the equivalent of 1 litre of water/ square meter.

    The area of the well open to the rain is PI * 0.5^2 = 0.79m^2.

    So if we assume the well is watertight and can only accept water from the sky the amount of water intake per year will be 0.79 * 1173 = 926.6Litres.

    Therefore to fill the well, ignoring evaporation will take 7850/926.6 = 8.47 = a little over 8 years 5 months.

    That's a fooking long time to wait Prag...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo View Post
    Can suicide be attributed?
    How the hell did they manage this?
    RIP fellows!
    Most likely H2S. Poison gas underground. A bad enough whiff of it will put you out.

    That's why we wear monitors in the oilfield

    This is just a pure tragedy. 98% of the time , the gas isn't there. We had ppl die professionaly the same way. Even after the training , one went in after the other to help and that was it
    Last edited by Backspin; 24-09-2020 at 01:28 AM.

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    A cousin of mine who works at a chemical plant near Avonmouth docks was given a citation for bravery after going in and pulling out a guy who had fallen unconcious at the bottom of a large vessel. He undoubtedly saved the guy's life, but he was also given a bollocking by his boss... you should never enter a vessel to help someone who is unconscious. There are many cases of one after another dieing from doing this. You should always get additional help first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo View Post
    How the hell did they manage this?
    common with confined space deaths

    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    you should never enter a vessel to help someone who is unconscious
    any confined space entry in industry should have multiple safeguards in place and of course a rescue plan if someone has a problem

    the low tech solution for these 3 would have been to lower a chicken down first

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    any confined space entry in industry should have multiple safeguards in place and of course a rescue plan if someone has a problem
    I was an offshore OIM for ~25 years so am well aware of the P&P required to be in place.
    But! this was is up there with the strangest incidents I have heard off! - 3 into 1 !
    Singapore shipyards used to get rid of a lot of people with the dubious procedures/requirements they had in place for confined space entry for many years!

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