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Dole suspends QC housing project

/ 05:10 AM October 07, 2022
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The main office of the Department of Labor and Employment (Photo from the DOLE)

The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) said on Thursday it suspended construction on a social housing project in Quezon City after a deadly workplace accident last Oct. 4.

Dole National Capital Region director Sarah Mirasol said she issued the work stoppage order on Oct. 5 after labor inspectors were denied access to the construction site along Sto. Cristo Street in Barangay Balingasa a day after the accident killed Francis Anzures, 45, and injured at least 10 others.

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She said labor inspectors found several workplace safety violations by the general contractor, A. Dela Cruz Builders, and its two subcontractors.

There were a total of 27 workers at the job site and Mirasol said they are looking at the financial assistance and benefits for the affected workers and their families. —DONA Z. PAZZIBUGAN

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