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House painter dies in QC scaffolding accident

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MANILA, Philippines -A house painter died while two of his co-workers were injured when the metal scaffolding they were on accidentally touched a high voltage wire in Quezon City late Saturday afternoon.

Ivan Soledad, 28, an employee of the Emmanuel Ahorro Silvestre Construction (Eascon) Builders, fell from the scaffolding,  head first, when a charge of electricity jolted his body.

He was declared dead by attending doctors at the East Avenue Medical Center from a head wound with minor burns on the body. His co-workers – Berlin Asuncion, 31;, and Rommel Peseto, 32, – were confined at the same hospital after sustaining third degree burns.

Senior Police Officer 1 Jaime Gimena, of the Quezon City Police District Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (QCPD-CIDU), said that the incident happened around 4 p.m., Saturday, at a house on K-6th Street, in Barangay (village) East Kamias while the men were dismantling lead pipe scaffoldings that the trio had used in painting the second floor of Pakistani national Akram Iran’s home.

According to Gimena while the house painters were disassembling the scaffolding, a lead pipe accidentally touched an electrical wire causing electricity to surge through the makeshift ladder.

While Asuncion and Peseto were able to cling to the scaffolding, Soledad fell off and hit his head against the pavement.

Other workers rushed Asuncion and Peseto, along with Soledad, to the nearest hospital.

But Soledad died some three hours after the incident while undergoing treatment for his injuries.


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  • akoombulator

    third world country walang safety apparatus kahit lubid lang sa baywang 

    • $5699914

      Mayroon iyan, ayaw lang gumamit ng marami sa ating kababayan na manggagawa. Helmet nga at sapatos, iniiwasan nilang gumamit dahil abala raw.
      Ang safety attitude sa marami nating manggagawa ay hindi mahalaga, kahit na ilang aksidente pa ang maganap.

      • huseng_batute

         Totoo yan.  Nung nagpapagawa ako dati ng bahay, binilhan ko ng safety harness yung trabahador sa bubong kasi ako yung natatakot baka mahulog sya.  Ayaw gamitin, ok lang daw siya maski wala nun.

        Ganun din yung ibinili ko ng safety goggles.  Ayaw gamitin dahil di daw nya makita yung sinisinsil nya.

      • $5699914

         Oo, at kapag napasok sila sa isang disenteng kumpanya na may mahigpit na lituntunin sa safety, panay ang angal nila na kesyo mahigpit ang kumpanya, na kesyo pakialamero ang supervisor, na kesyo kinakawawa ng management ang mga trabahador, atbp.

        Nung may gumawa sa bahay namin, pinhinto ko sila ng pagtatrabaho hanggang hindi nila ginagamit ang mga safety items…kasi ako na nagpapagawa ang magiging kawawa kapag naaksidente sila, WALA akong pambayad sa kanila o sa maiiwan nila.

      • http://twitter.com/Olibo2 Olibo

        Tutuo pag pinagamit mo ng PPE (personal protective equipments) umaangal. Nawawala raw ang macho-image.  Sa ibang bansa you are required to buy insurance for trade workers, if something happen to them you are covered. Ngayon pa lang naguumpisa maging aware sa work health and safety ang mga Pinoy.Mabagal ang takbo ng buhay sa atin.Magaling ang workers natin. Hindi lang marunong magingat ng sarili.



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