Close  

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

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.

FEATURED STORIES

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

Click here for more weather related news."

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
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: construction worker, Local news, Philippine news updates, Typhoon Tisoy, Weather
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.