Crane falls, kills female septuagenarian in QC
A 74-year-old woman died after a crane in a construction site at Barangay Old Balara, Quezon City, fell down on her Friday morning.
According to Radyo Inquirer report, the victim, identified as Rosalinda Mendez, was sweeping near the area when the crane fell, instantly killing her.
Residents have cordoned the construction area to prevent the escape of the workers, especially the crane operator.
Authorities are still investigating the incident, as of this posting.
A Radyo Inquirer video also showed Manila Water’s project manager discussing the issue with angered residents of Barangay Old Balara.
“Gusto mong makita, welding lahat, makalawang lahat (equipment), ano pong gagawin natin, maibabalik po ba natin ang buhay, Sir?” a resident who confronted the project manager said.
The resident also accused Nova Bala JV Corp., the company who owns the crane involved in the accident, of trying to arrange a settlement with the family of the victim.
“Tumawag ang HR ng Nova Bala, ina-areglo, ano pong palagay niyo sa amin?” the resident said.
Reports said the crane was being used for a Manila Water project in the area. Manila Water reportedly tapped Nova Bala JV Corp. to design and construct the P5.3 billion Novaliches-Balara Aqueduct 4 project..
In a statement on Manila Water’s website, the water company Nova Bala JV Corp. is a joint venture between First Balfour, Inc. (Philippines), CMC di Ravenna (Italy), and Chun Wo Engineering (Hong Kong). with Mark Makalalad/Radyo Inquirer /kga
WATCH: 74-anyos na lola patay matapos mabagsakan ng crane sa construction site sa QC – DZIQ Radyo Inquirer 990AM https://t.co/BqIG8qvG17
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