Explosion at east-side ice factory

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Explosion at east-side ice factory

Post by tamada » July 23, 2017, 1:45 pm

I am away from the town at the moment but Mrs tam reports a big explosion at the ice factory just up the street from the house beside Nong Lek Noi lake, just behind the Old People's Home just northeast of the Nong Sai road and ringroad traffic lights. Some people reported hurt, no deaths as far as we know but people were requested to move indoors with windows and doors closed which suggests their ammonia gas pressure vessel exploded. Happened some tie after 9 AM this Sunday morning.

Anything on the local wires yet?
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Re: Explosion at east-side ice factory

Post by parrot » July 23, 2017, 2:12 pm

Looks like a number of injuries Some photos at
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater

Not much in the way of info, but appears to be ammonia related

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Post by tamada » July 23, 2017, 2:45 pm

Cheers parrot.

Mrs tam apparently had quite a houseful for about an hour while they did the damping down and dispersal.

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Re: Explosion at east-side ice factory

Post by wazza » July 23, 2017, 3:56 pm

Looking at some of those pictures , some of the injured are ventilated.

Ammonia gas inhalation is a nasty condition to have and requires long term respiratory support in a well dedicated clinical unit.

Knowing how the system works with these types of treatment, the relatives will soon be shown how to hand ventilate them, with trachys insitu.

KK Trauma Hospital had Cardiac Arrest codes every morning in the same step down ward from ICU - High Dependancy

I asked about the trend - " The relatives knock the trachy out when washing the patient or turning them for pressure care "

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Re: Explosion at east-side ice factory

Post by parrot » July 23, 2017, 4:16 pm

Looks like the injured got a good washing down (decontaminate) before entering the hospital.

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Post by wazza » July 23, 2017, 4:22 pm

Wonder how many people assisting have minor / mild chemical exposures.

Washdowns, always remember to irrigate the soles of the feet if the patient is still standing. In between the webbing of fingers and toes also.

Those latex examination gloves seen around town , wouldnt stand a chance.

Im sure the local HAZMAT team would have been busy ( sadly )

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Re: Explosion at east-side ice factory

Post by tamada » July 30, 2017, 7:31 pm

According to the lady that runs the place, she has a local chap work nights tasked with regularly topping up the water on something heat & pressure vessel related. Lazy bugger, known to slip into the odd bottle of lao khao while at work apparently did the latter and forgot to do the former.

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Re: Explosion at east-side ice factory

Post by Barney » July 30, 2017, 8:16 pm

Good news she has ben able to deflect all blame to the employee.

We can all see she is not to blame she employed and kept an employee that she new was a drinker and left him in control of the plant.

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Re: Explosion at east-side ice factory

Post by wazza » July 30, 2017, 9:17 pm

Barney wrote:
July 30, 2017, 8:16 pm
Good news she has ben able to deflect all blame to the employee.

We can all see she is not to blame she employed and kept an employee that she new was a drinker and left him in control of the plant.
Sadly and typical,

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Re: Explosion at east-side ice factory

Post by tamada » July 31, 2017, 2:26 pm

Yeah... and their back in business and still just up the street!

It is what it is.

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Re: Explosion at east-side ice factory

Post by wazza » July 31, 2017, 3:11 pm

Dont touch the red ice.

Anyfeedback on the employee health outcomes ?

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Re: Explosion at east-side ice factory

Post by tamada » August 14, 2017, 2:09 pm

Mrs tam advised me that the most seriously injured victim apparently succumbed to his injuries a few days ago. I would assume that the ammonia gas inhalation was the cause but no clarity if he died in an Udon hospital or had been moved elsewhere.

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Re: Explosion at east-side ice factory

Post by wazza » August 14, 2017, 2:19 pm

Called Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome. ( ARDS )

Im sure authorities will say pneumonia instead.

Poor bugger

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Re: Explosion at east-side ice factory

Post by tamada » August 15, 2017, 9:21 am

They've got the monks in today so all good now.

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