Investigation on Rizal scaffolding mishap begins Tuesday—police

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PILILLA, Rizal, Philippines—Police begin the investigation Tuesday on the scaffolding accident in a power plant at Pililla town in Rizal province that left five construction workers dead and 12 wounded, said a report by Ruel Perez of Radyo Inquirer 990AM early Tuesday.

The report, quoting Insp. Neowil De Castro of Pililla police station, said they will officially begin the examination Tuesday following Monday’s retrieval operations.

The police have identified the recovered bodies of Eduardo Fidel, Gregorio Ricalde, foreman Roberto Mesias, Antonio Manguerra and Jeffrey Sinag.

The identified victims were workers of East West Contractors.

They were reportedly fixing the smokestack of SPC’s Malaya Power Plant when the scaffolding collapsed from a height of 70 feet.

For more, listen to the attached audio clip from Radyo Inquirer 990 AM. John Daryl Dimalanta

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  • sakinlang

    The safety engineer must be liable for this mishap. If there is none, then the contractor and the management of SPC power plant must be held accountable.

  • mon key

    The safety engineer, the contractor and the management of SPC power plant are jointly liable for this mishap.

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