One worker died and four others are injured as a result of an accident at the Subic shipyard in the Philippines, on May 12. Namely, the four workers fell from a scaffolding and the department of labour and employment in central Luzon ordered a subcontractor of Hanjin Heavy Industries Corp (HHIC) to stop operations.
Zenaida Angara-Campita, Dole Central Luzon director informed that the four workers fell from a scaffolding on, at the shipyard’s Dockheed 6 P11-A02C.
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According to Dole’s safety inspectors the weight of the workers and equipment might have caused the scaffold to tilt before it crashed, causing one worker to die because of internal injuries, while four others are in a hospital as they sustained serious injuries.
The inspectors also noticed that the bolt of the scaffolding’s bracket was cut.
As Zenaida Angara-Campita said, the subcontractor did not strictly implement and monitor safety procedures.