DOLE orders Skyway contractor to stop work after accident

Zen Hernandez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 23 2020 09:58 PM

DOLE orders Skyway contractor to stop work after accident 1
A steel girder for a portion of the Skyway extension under construction crashed onto passing vehicles Saturday morning, leaving at least one dead and 4 others hurt. Photos courtesy of Norbertrey dela Cerna

MANILA - The Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) National Capital Region (NCR) office has issued a work stoppage order against EEI Corporation, the project contractor for the Skyway Extension Project.

This was after a steel girder fell and crushed vehicles along Muntinlupa’s East Service Road last Saturday, leaving 1 dead and 4 injured.

DOLE said the work stoppage order will cover the entire stretch of the project as they investigate possible violations concerning occupational safety and health standards (OSH). 

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DOLE will also review licenses issued to the contractors and subcontractors. A team has been sent on site for an initial assessment, the agency said.

EEI Corporation and its subcontractors were also called to a meeting tomorrow, November 23 at the DOLE-NCR MUNTAPARLAS Field Office at 10 a.m. to allow them to explain their side. 

The work stoppage order will remain until it is lifted by the DOLE-NCR.