In the early hours of Friday Mr Panupong, 45, was stationed at a taxi rank in front of Soi Yensabai in South Pattaya when a transformer located above him exploded which led to a piece of hot metal hitting his forehead.
He went straight to hospital where he received seven stitches to his wound.
Mr Panupong returned to his taxi rank and saw electric company workers repairing the transformer and decided to ask them about a possible compensation claim. He was told to report the incident at Pattaya Police Station and then later in the morning, make his way to the electric company office in Central Pattaya where he should present the report and the hospital bill and also discuss the possibility of compensation for the time he was away from his rank.
During the rainy season months the likelihood of similar incidents occurring are high and should you be injured after a transformer explodes Mr Panupong urges you to follow his lead and make a similar claim for damages.
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