Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Workers lose fingers, forearm to machine

Workers lose fingers, forearm to machine

Workers lose fingers, forearm to machine

Three workers from the Phnom Penh Sugar Company, a business owned by well-known tycoon Ly Yong Phat, lost two fingers and part of a limb to a machine they were operating yesterday in Omlaing commune in Kampong Speu province’s Thpong district.

Phal Vannak, the villager representative of Omlaing commune, said yes­terday two of the workers lost their index fingers, and the third lost an arm from his elbow down.

“The company took them to the hospital, but they won’t allow anyone to meet or talk to the victims,” he said.

Chheang Kim Sun, a Phnom Penh Sugar Company representative, could not be reached.

To contact the reporter on this story: Mom Kunthear at [email protected]

MOST VIEWED

  • Temi tourism project approved by the CDC

    The $500.4 million Tourism, Ecological, Marine and International (Temi) tourism project has been approved by the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC), according to a notice on its Facebook page on Monday. The project is part of Chinese-owned Union City Development Group Co Ltd’s (

  • Rainsy will return at ‘favourable time’

    Opposition figure Sam Rainsy on Saturday suggested he would not return to Cambodia as he had previously promised, saying that like liberators King Father Norodom Sihanouk and Charles de Gaulle, he would only do so at a “favourable time”. “I will go back to Cambodia

  • NagaWorld casino sees net profit of more than $390M last year

    Phnom Penh’s NagaWorld casino posted a 53 per cent net profit increase last year at $390.6 million, a sum which is almost equal to the combined net profit of all Cambodian commercial banks in 2017. NagaWorld’s parent company, NagaCorp Ltd, is listed on the Hong Kong

  • US Embassy urged to stop ‘disrespecting sovereignty’

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation called on the US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Saturday to respect the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations after it called former opposition leader Kem Sokha “an innocent man” – a move deemed to be “disrespecting Cambodia’s