1 dead, 2 critical in internet antenna collapse in Cagayan

Published August 19, 2020, 1:59 PM

by Liezle Basa Iñigo

CAGAYAN – An internet installer died, while his two co-workers were critically injured after the monopole wireless internet antenna they were installing on Tuesday collapsed in Barangay Cabioraoan, Gonzaga town.

Gonzaga Police identified the fatality as Juliemar Valdez, 30; and those injured as Noel Mundoc, 32; and Francis Caldez, 19. They were working for JAA Wireless Communication based in Barangay Baua, Cagayan.

According to Police Executive Master Sergeant Froilan Jose Farinas, the three of them were working overtime in installing the repeated antenna last Tuesday at around 11:30 p.m. when the accident happened.

 The cables suddenly loosened, causing the monopole to collapse, sending the three workers crashing down on the roof of the house.

 They were rushed to the Alfonso Ponse Enrile Memorial District Hospital where Valdez expired.

Mundoc and Caldez were in critical condition with multiple fractures in different parts of their bodies.

The roof of the house where the dead victim fell was damaged.