Reported death of 15-year-old labourer to be investigated

Samut Prakan - "Any employer who hires a person aged under 18 will face legal action," Department of Labour Protection and Welfare director-general Panich Chitchang said yesterday.

The accident at the construction site of the Chakri Naruebodindra Medical Institute in Samut Prakan's Bang Phli district claimed 11 lives and injured 16 victims.

Panich said the Samut Prakan Labour Protection and Welfare Office would invite all relevant parties to provide testimony on March 3.

Italian-Thai Development is in charge of the construction project.