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Binictican I-Tech ordered to stop operations after fatal accident

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THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has ordered Binictican I-Tech Corporation, a subcontractor of Hanjin Heavy Industries Corporation Philippines (HHIC Phils.), to halt operations after an accident over the weekend that left one worker dead and three others injured. “On May 12, around 3:30 in the afternoon, four workers fell from a scaffolding after suddenly tipping down. Prior to the incident, at least 9 workers were on the said scaffolding shaded by a blue canvass for their protection from the heat of the sun while taking their break,” DoLE-3 Regional Director Ma. Zenaido Angara-Campita said in a statement. Safety inspectors reported that the accident was due to “concentrated weight of the workers and raw materials and equipment might have caused the tilting of the scaffolding.” The casualty was identified as Ferdinand Leuterio who died two days later due to internal organ injury. The three injured were Gerry Bayuta, Johnny Alegre, and Vailian Dela Cruz. — Gillian M. Cortez





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