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A laborer died in a construction site accident in Quezon City where a scaffolding collapsed and crashed down on a group of workers.

The victim identified as PJ Bautista died on the spot, while co-worker Criscencio Villaran was rushed to Veterans Memorial Medical Center for injuries.

Superintendent Michael Macapagal, commander of the Quezon City Police District’s Talipapa station, said the accident took place around 10:30 a.m. at the EVM Convention Center work site on Central Avenue, Barangay (village) Culiat.

The workers were then at Basement 2 of the four-story building, with Bautista and Villaran standing near the elevator pit, when the scaffolding fell on them. The tragedy happened two weeks after a similar accident involving a faulty scaffolding killed five workers and injured 12 others at a power plant in Pililla, Rizal province.  Julie M. Aurelio

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  • Mark Michael Salin

    Despite the accident, I hope and pray that they will be able to finish the new convention center in time for the centennial celebrations on 07/27/2014.

    • andresa igbac

       OMG, Mark. May namatay. Unahin mo pa rin talaga banggitin ang celebration nyo? Anong gagawin ng sekta nyo para di na maulit ang aksidente at pagkamatay? parang may naaamoy “Manila Film Center” scenario ako ha? (nagmamadali kaya prone to accidents ang workplace) huwag naman sana.

      • Pintor

        Hello, I’ll educate you a bit.. it’s the construction company’s responsibility to protect its workers not the client. Client merely pays for the service.. If you can comprehend what I’m saying..then zip it and stop pointing fingers.

    • Jmac Barra

      This is the normal thinking of someone who does not care even a bit for the safety of the personnel. Hate to know this, pilipino ka pa naman! baguhin mo ang ugali mo! alam mo ba na kaming mga pinoy dito sa middle east bukod sa bread and butter namin ang trabahong ito (HSE Professional), minahal na namin itong gawain na ito di dahil lang sa sweldo, kasi nakakapagtrabaho ka na, nakakapagligtas ka pa ng buhay ng kapwa mo! It has become an advocacy for many of us. DON’T YOU EVEN CARE? AND SO PLEASE CHANGE! SAFETY IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY AND A SHARED RESPONSIBILITY!

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