DOLE orders suspension of Liloan warehouse project

By: Victor Anthony V. Silva October 17,2016 - 12:58 PM
The collapse of the concrete wall of Citi Hardware warehouse construction project in Barangay Cotcot, Lilo-an Cebu (CDN PHOTO/TONEE DESPOJO).

The collapse of the concrete wall of Citi Hardware warehouse construction project in Barangay Cotcot, Lilo-an Cebu (CDN PHOTO/TONEE DESPOJO).

THE regional Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) ordered the suspension of work on a Citi Hardware warehouse in Liloan town after the death of two workers at the site last Friday afternoon.

The stoppage order was delivered by Labor Law Compliance Officer Benito Pescadero on Sunday noon, said DOLE Regional Director Exequiel Sarcauga.

“They have quite a number of violations. They were non-compliant to almost all standards,” he told Cebu Daily News on Monday.

Sarcauga said the owner of the construction project did not hire a contractor but engaged the services of individual professionals such as a foreman and site engineer.

Sarcauga said the project owner did not provide personal protective equipment to its workers, did not have a construction safety and health program and had no safety officer deployed at the site.

There were also no structural analysis on scaffolds, no records and no social benefits to workers who used substandard construction materials.

Sarcauga said his office scheduled a conference with the project owner this afternoon. Work on the project is suspended until the contractor complies with all requirements, he said.

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TAGS: CITI Hardware, Department of Labor and Employment, DOLE, Dole-7, labor law, Labor Law Compliance, wall

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