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.
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
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