Friday, July 3, 2015

1 Man Killed And 1 Injured In a Construction Accident In Buyagan, La Trinidad, Benguet

One construction worker died while another was injured when they got buried during an accident at a construction site located in Buyagan, La Trinidad, Benguet on Friday morning (July 3). The men were digging a deep hole when one side of the excavation collapsed burying the men in the process.

People who saw the erosion immediately called for help. The rescue team was composed of members of the La Trinidad police, the La Trinidad fire department, the Benguet Chapter of the Philippine National Red Cross, concerned residents of barangay Buyagan, and other volunteers. The two men were dug out from the excavation and rushed to the nearby Benguet General Hospital (BGH).

According to a post on the Facebook page of the Benguet Chapter of the Philippine National Red Cross, only one of the two construction workers survived. The other one was declared dead on arrival at the hospital. One onlooker theorized that because the excavation is exposed to the elements, the soil around it may have been softened by the rains during the last few days which led to its collapse.

The man who died has been identified as Drilon Pucay from Caliking, Atok, Benguet. The one who was injured is Godfrey Leon from Pudong, Kapangan, Benguet.

[This is a developing story. I will update it when more details come in.]
Photos by the Benguet Chapter of the Red Cross.
Around 12:13 PM, the chapter received information regarding an incident involving 2 construction workers/laborers...
Posted by Benguet Chapter on Friday, July 3, 2015