Green Line Construction Crane Topples on Phahonyothin Road

BANGKOK — A railroad crane toppled Wednesday on Phahonyothin Road, bringing traffic to a halt, police said. There were no reports of injuries.

A crane being used in the construction of the Green Line extension tipped over at about noon near the Royal Thai Air Force Academy on Phahonyothin Road, causing heavy traffic, according to Capt. Sompop Nateemungcharoen from Sai Mai Police Station.

It wasn’t the first such incident. In March, a giant metal beam being used for the construction of the same project fell on a car, narrowly missing a woman. One month later, a construction crane that was being used for the completion of the Red Line collapsed and killed three workers.

The new elevated train systems are being built by the Mass Rapid Transit Authority, or MRTA. A private firm called Italian-Thai Development is in charge of their construction.