NLEX CORP. said it would conduct a full investigation of an accident at the NLEX Connector Road project site.

“Initial reports show that four workers were injured, and immediately taken to a nearby hospital for treatment,” NLEX Corp. said in an e-mailed statement by late Monday.

It said three of them sustained minor injuries and were eventually cleared to go home.

The accident occurred around 4:50 p.m. on Monday at the NLEX Connector Road project site in the vicinity of the Blumentritt Station, the company added.

The worker who sustained the most injury was still at the hospital as of Monday night.

NLEX Corp. vowed to extend all possible assistance to the injured workers.

“The company is committed to upholding safety standards on all its projects, and will be conducting a full investigation of the incident,” it said.

The NLEX Connector Road project is the eight-kilometer toll road linking the tail of NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 at C3 Road in Caloocan City to Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Sta. Mesa, Manila.

NLEX Corp. is under Metro Pacific Tollways Corp., the tollways unit of Metro Pacific Investments Corp., one of three key Philippine units of Hong Kong-based First Pacific Co. Ltd., the others being Philex Mining Corp. and PLDT, Inc.

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