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Worker dies when boulder rolled down on him in Albay quarry site

By: - Correspondent / @msarguellesINQ
/ 12:18 PM August 08, 2019

LEGAZPI CITY –– A 71-year-old worker died on Thursday morning when a boulder rolled down on him at a quarry site at the foot of Mayon volcano in Sto. Domingo town in Albay province, police said.

Capt. Genevieve Oserin, Sto. Domingo police chief, said in a phone interview that Melchor Balderama, a resident of Sitio (sub-village) San Antonio in Barangay Fidel Surtida, was gathering aggregates around 7 a.m. at the quarry site when a boulder rolled down from the eight- feet high slopes.

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The dislodged boulder hit the victim, knocking him unconscious, Oserin said.

Police responded to the incident and were able to get the victim from under the boulder.

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The victim died while being taken to the Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital due to contusions in his neck and head.

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