Gatecrasher! Moment rusty metal gate falls on woman as she tries to mend it in Thailand
- A rusty metal gate fell on a woman as she tries to mend it in Chai Nat, Thailand
- Tipa Yangtin, 49, noticed her friend’s sliding gate was jammed because of rust
- CCTV showed the gate slip off its rollers and crash into an unsuspecting Tipa
This is the terrifying moment a rusty metal gate fell on a woman while she was trying to fix it.
Tipa Yangtin, 49, noticed the sliding gate was slightly jammed because of rust while visiting her friend in Chai Nat province, central Thailand, on November 15.
She was concerned about the difficulty the elderly homeowner must have had while trying to open it.
She fetched a bottle of oil to loosen up the gate’s rail track, poured the liquid on the track and pushed the gate back and forth to lubricate the rollers.
Tipa Yangtin, 49, was crushed by a rusty metal gate she was trying to fix for a friend in Chai Nat province, central Thailand
The woman used a lubricant to oil the gate’s rollers (left). She then slid the gate back and forth to try to fix it (right)
The gate came off its roller tracks and fell on an unsuspecting Tipa, injuring her in the ribs
Luckily there were people around to help Tipa after the accident. She said she was in pain and was monitoring her injuries
However, sliding it remained difficult. Tipa then dragged the gate back hard, causing it to be dislodged.
CCTV footage shows the iron gate falling on top of her as she shouted for help.
Homeowner Rapeetat Teerachaichinnakon said: ‘This has never happened during our stay in this home for seven years.
‘Fortunately, there were people around at the time of the incident to help my friend.’
Tipa was able to stand after the incident but found that her rib cage was aching.
She said she was monitoring her injuries and would visit hospital if her pain worsened.