Monday, May 21, 2018
Close  
  • share this

Worker dies, 3 others hurt in Subic shipyard accident

/ 06:00 AM May 17, 2018

Hanjin shipyard at Subic town in Zambales province. —CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) in Central Luzon has ordered a subcontractor of Korean shipbuilder, Hanjin Heavy Industries Corp.-Philippines, at Subic Bay Freeport in Zambales province, to stop work after a worker died and three others were hurt on May 12.

Zenaida Angara-Campita, Dole Central Luzon director, issued a stop order to Binictican I-Tech Corp. on May 15, after receiving an accident investigation report by the agency.

Campita said four workers fell from a scaffolding on Saturday, at the shipyard’s Dockheed 6 P11-A02C.

ADVERTISEMENT

Before the incident, investigators learned that nine workers spent their break under the scaffolding. Ferdinand Leuterio, a worker, died due to internal injuries, while Gerry Bayuta, Johnny Alegre and Vailian de la Cruz were treated at a hospital in Subic town, Zambales.

Dole’s safety inspectors reported that the “concentrated weight of the workers and raw materials and equipment” might have caused the scaffold to tilt before it crashed.

Only two workers were authorized to work in that area, the inspectors learned. They also observed that the bolt of the scaffolding’s bracket was cut.

Campita said the subcontractor failed to strictly implement and monitor safety procedures. Tonette Orejas

Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Binictican I-Tech Corp., Hanjin Industries Philippines, Subic Shipyard Accident
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
entertainment

Myrtle shares lessons from her SK experience

May 22, 2018 12:20 AM

entertainment

Refugee camp visit ‘changes’ Shay Mitchell

May 22, 2018 12:10 AM

business

AboitizPower sets P62-B capex for 2018

May 21, 2018 11:45 PM



© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved