1 dead, 1 hurt in Cebu City construction site

Published May 22, 2021, 3:47 PM

by Calvin Cordova 

CEBU CITY – A construction worker was killed while his co-worker was injured after a portion of a construction site in Barangay Apas here collapsed Saturday.

The fatality was identified as 24-year-old Romeo Waniwan of Sitio Alaska, Barangay Mambaling, this city, and the injured was 41-year-old Abel Bautista.

The cave-in took place in an ongoing construction site of Mivela Garden Residences of Cebu Landmasters.

The construction is undertaken by PLD Construction, which had yet to comment on the incident as of this writing.

What caused the collapse was still being investigated, said Ramil Ayuman chief of the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO).

The CDRRMO command center received an alarm around 11:43 a.m. It took around 30 minutes before victims were dug out, Ayuman said.

Ayuman added that the Office of the Building Official has already ordered work suspension at the construction site pending inspection and result of the investigation.