Subic shipyard mishap kills 5, injures more

A Keppel-owned cargo ship lies along the coast of Subic Bay in Zambales after its bridge collapsed Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, killing 5 workers on site and injuring 12 more. Investigation is still ongoing on the cause of the collapse. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ/ INQUIRER

INQUIRER: 5 killed, 8 injured in Subic shipyard accident

MANILA, Philippines—Five shipyard workers in Subic died while eight others were injured after the platform they were standing on fell Friday, police said.

Chief Superintendent Edgardo Ladao, provincial director of the Region 3 police, said that the steel platform inside the Keppel Subic Shipyard in Barangay Cawag, Subic, Zambales, fell at around 10:20 a.m.

CRUSHED WITH GRIEF. Relatives of five dock workers who were crushed to death by a steel ramp at the Subic Shipyard Friday, Oct.7, 2011, are beside themselves with grief after being informed of the fate of their loved ones. ROBERT GONZAGA / INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

The injured workers were rushed to Our Lady of Lourdes International Hospital in Olongapo City and were undergoing medical treatment.

The ramp was being used as a bridge for the MV Tombarra, which was being repaired by the workers, he said. – By Jan Escosio, Karen Boncocan, INQUIRER.net, Radyo Inquirer 990AM

Security guards block the main entrance to the Singaporian shipyard where an accident happened early Friday killing at least five workers.

PhilStar: 5 dead, 7 injured in Subic shipyard accident

ZAMBALES, Philippines — At least five people were killed and seven others were injured in a shipyard accident in Subic town this morning.

Subic Mayor Jeffrey Khonghun said the incident happened when a 42-ton steel scaffolding of Keppel Shipyard Inc. gave way, falling directly to the workers below it.

The mayor said five of the victims were pronounced dead-on-arrival at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital while others are undergoing medical treatment here.

The casualties were identified as Jayor Reyes, Ronald Lara, Mark San Juan, Glen Miranda and Crisander Papna.

The accident occurred at 10:20 a.m. at the forward drydock of Keppel shipyard in Cawag village in Subic town. The platform was used as bridge going to MV Tombarra, which is underdoing repair in the area. -By Anthony Bayarong

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