Worker dies after tree falls on him due to ‘Tisoy’s winds

By: - Correspondent / @rdejonINQ
/ 02:33 PM December 03, 2019

A member of the Ormoc Rescue Group rescues Joel Baledio who was pinned down by tree branches in Barangay Boroc. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

ORMOC CITY –– A 38-year-old construction worker died after branches of a tree fell on him due to strong winds brought by Typhoon “Tisoy” around 4:30 p.m. on Monday.

Police Major Alvin Shevert Machete, Police Station 1 chief, identified the victim as Joel Baledio, a resident of Barangay Boroc.


Machete, in a telephone interview, said the victim’s employer allowed him to go home early as strong winds brought by Tisoy started to batter the city.

While driving his motorcycle, branches of a Gemelina tree fell on Baledio.


The Ormoc Rescue Group brought him to the hospital but he was declared dead on arrival by the attending physicians.

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