Owner and Contractors of Skyway Extension Liable for Collapse of Girder, According to DOLE
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said that the owner and contractors of Skyway Extension project are liable for the accident.
On Monday (November 23, 2020), the labor department said that Skyway extension project owner and contractors are liable for the collapse of a steel girder, which damaged several vehicles and injured some residents.
The Skyway accident happened last Saturday (November 21, 2020) left one dead and four residents injured. The crane reportedly tilted and fell on the girder, which hits several vehicles and motorcycles along the road.
The girder with the length of two posts of the northbound lane causes injuries to several residents and motorists.
DOLE’s occupational safety and health center executive director Engr. Noel Binag said that there are no warning signs and traffic enforcers can be seen during the incident, which reportedly compromised the public safety.
“Ang unang-unang napansin natin sa video ay parang walang nag-enforce ng traffic, so tingin ko na-compromise din ang public safety. They allowed traffic to continue despite critical activity ng ating construction,” Binag said.
Binag also said that San Miguel Corporation is required to file an incident report to DOLE within 24 hours or else they will face corresponding sanctions and penalties. SMC has issued a public apology to the victims.
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