DOLE Haults Poultry Farm Construction

The Department of Labor and Employment has ordered the stopping of construction of poultry farm in Cebu after three workers died of construction accident last April 4. 

Director Cyril Ticao of DOLE 7 said that though the construction abide with the operation procedure on excavation works. 

However, there is leniency in the use of safety gears in the construction. “In the Occupational Safety and Health Investigation that we conducted, workers were allowed to work inside the excavated area without appropriate excavation protection such those as for proper shoring and timbering,” Ticao said.

Neil Sajuela, owner of the farm will be appearing in a conference set by DOLE, as they found that there is no DOLE-trained safety officer, safety and health committee, and construction heavy equipment operator’s certificate, and Philippine Constractors Association Board license. 

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