Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Man killed in fall while repairing factory’s roof

Man killed in fall while repairing factory’s roof

Man killed in fall while repairing factory’s roof

A construction worker fell to his death at a factory site in Kampong Chhnang yesterday.

Ek Dara, Kampong Chhanng commune police chief, said Chhuon Veasna, 23, died after falling 7 metres from the roof of M&V International garment factory at about 7:40am.

Veasna had been contracted to fix a metal roof at the site.

“The M&V factory had hired a Chinese construction company from Phnom Penh and we do not know the company’s name yet. I have assigned my forces to investigate it,” Dara said.

“We do not know what caused him to fall from the roof and we are investigating it … we do not know whether he slipped or if there was a technical error.”

Kampong Chhnang Free Trade Union representative Noun Samol told reporters that Veasna had sustained a head injury when he hit the concrete.

“He was pulling the old zinc off the roof to affix a new one when he fell down,” she said. Veasna was transported to a private hospital, where he died 20 minutes later.

MOST VIEWED

  • Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

    Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. The website uses traveller

  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Baing district in Koh

  • NOCC to contest petanque, tennis axe

    The National Olympic Committee of Cambodia will lobby hard over the next few weeks for the inclusion of the Kingdom’s most productive medal-earning sport, petanque, along with vovinam and tennis after the disciplines were left out of the initial list of 30 preferred sports for