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DOLE3 issues CDO vs Clark contractor

CLARK FREEPORT โ€“ Construction works at the North Haven Pharmaceutical was momentarily halted to pave the way for an independent investigation as three more structures have been found to be unsafe and poses imminent danger, the Department of Labor and Employment Office 3 (DOLE3) said yesterday.

This developed as DOLE3 Regional Director Raymundo Agravante issued Tuesday a ceased and desist order (CDO) against the Trass Construction Company, the contractor of North Haven Pharmaceutical situated at the Global Gateway Logistics City here.

โ€œTwo pulleys were found to be used in lifting materials during the actual construction which could have probably contributed to the sudden collapse of the vertical wall structure. In addition, three more structures posed imminent danger to workers that as per observation were made from substandard materials. โ€œ Agravante stated in his order issued to Trass Construction Company.

The investigating panel composed of Clark Development Corporation โ€“ Engineering Department, Security Department and Labor Department, accompanied by DOLE labor inspectors Antonio Sicat and Renato Pacheco, initially conducted investigation shortly after the incident happened.

The panel found out that the posts and beams which supposedly support the structure were not yet fully constructed.

โ€œGiven the height of the wall, the materials used could not possibly hold the structure in place. Safety signage near the erected structures to warn passers-by and workers were likewise not found in the worksite,โ€ said Agravante.

During the course of investigation, Agravante noted that no proof of the approve labor compliance were found at the construction site. He cited Section 5 of Department Order No. 13 on Construction, Safety and Health Program and Section 7 as the possible violation of the erring contractor.

On Friday (Marc 2), four laborers were pinned to death and five others seriously injured when a 9-meter high and 25-meter long concrete wall collapsed past 2 p.m.

The fatalities include Joel Villapando from Calawan, Laguna; Rico Mabaga of Sapang Bato, Angeles City; Ryan Graduito of Dasmariรฑas, Cavite; and Erwin Laxamana of Capas, Tarlac.

Meanwhile, Rolly Sarmiento and Antonio Resores, both from Oriental Mindoro, are still being observed in the hospital. Joven Mesa, Rey Calos, and Angelito Ganagnag, all from Concepcion Tarlac, have already been released from the hospital. Fortunately, Leo Navarro was unharmed during the said incident.

โ€œI have instructed the Technical Support and Service Division on Employment and Welfare of the DOLE Regional Office 3 and DOLE Pampanga Field Office to profile all casualties involved in this unfortunate incident for possible livelihood and financial assistance the DOLE can extend to themโ€ said Agravante.

A Notice of Stoppage Order from the DOLE has already been posted at the construction site.

The construction firm blamed the incident to a whirlwind that hit the structure sending it to collapse.

CDC, being a close partner of the DOLE, has also issued a similar work stoppage to the contractor and likewise extended financial assistance to the victims.


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