Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello Says DOLE Yet to Order Work Suspension of Skyway Extension Project Amid Accident
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that DOLE has yet to order the suspensions of work against the Skyway extension project.
Last weekend, the Skyway extension’s girder fell on the road and hits several vehicles and motorcycles. The accident left one dead and four people injured after the crane fell on the girder and collapsed.
On Tuesday (November 24, 2020), the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III clarified that the agency has no formal order to stop the construction of Skyway extension project after the accident.
Bello said that he would review the recommendations of DOLE’s regional director and executive director of the Occupational Safety and Health Center to halt the Skyway construction temporarily to give way for the investigation.
The Labor Secretary was still expecting that the project’s construction would continue while waiting for the result of the investigation. The project was schedule to be accomplished by December 2020 but the completion of the Skyway has been pushed back to February 2021 due to the incident.
“As a matter of fact, I am still waiting for the report or the result of the investigation. And on the basis of the report, I will issue order,” Bello said.
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