Disgruntled Employee ‘Blew Up Warehouse’ Because She Was Sick Of Her Boss ‘Causing Her Stress’

Disgruntled Employee ‘Blew Up Warehouse’ Because She Was Sick Of Her Boss ‘Causing Her Stress’

A disgruntled factory worker in Thailand allegedly blew up an oil warehouse where she worked because she was tired of her boss stressing her out. Ann Sriya, 38, was caught on camera walking into the Prapakorn Oil warehouse in Nakhon Pathom on the outskirts of Bangkok on November 29, just before the place went up in flames.

  1. The fire exploded quickly. Sriya is said to have thrown a lit piece of paper into one of the fuel containers on the premises, which then spread into a massive fire thanks to the thousands of gallons of oil there. All the flammable materials stored there were perfect kindling for the spread.
  2. More than 40 fire engines were called to the scene. They were all needed to help tackle the blaze and to keep the burning oil from going into a nearby canal, tainting water supplied to local residents. It took nearly four hours before the fire was fully under control.
  3. Many people could have died and/or lost their homes. While around 10 houses nearby sustained damage and a villager got burns on her arm, it seems that no one died or was seriously hurt, luckily!
  4. The cost of the damage is overwhelming. Officers estimated that the damage to the property was roughly 40 million THB ($1.2 million USD). As you can imagine, Sriya was arrested immediately and will no longer serve as head of the warehouse.
  5. Sriya immediately admitted what she’d done. She allegedly told authorities that the boss had been stressing her out and she was over it. “This is the second time a fire has started from this factory,” said Major General Chomchawin Purthananon. “The woman has been working for Prapakorn Oil for nine years. She said her employer complained to her and caused her stress every day, and she did not expect the fire she started to cause this level of damage.”
Jennifer Still is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience. The managing editor of Bolde, she has bylines in Vanity Fair, Business Insider, The New York Times, Glamour, Bon Appetit, and many more.