Published by rudy Date posted on September 26, 2020

Fifty-five workers were killed, four injured or ill, in nine* serious work incidents in the Philippines in January-August 2020, an NTUC Philippines compilation of media reports show.

One incident in agriculture, another in a mill warehouse, three in  construction, one construction worker on the way to work,  one March medevac airplane incident, one June quarantine incident, one July incident in sand quarrying.

Thirty-nine medical frontliners — 26 doctors, 6 nurses, 4 admin and 3 other staff staff — died working in different hospitals fighting CoVid-19. Two additional frontliners (one nurse, one doctor) died in August.

A welder working in his shop in Bolinao, Pangasinan died when he accidentally touched a live wire. Another worker died after he touched a live wire while working at a construction site in Enrile, Cagayan on Aug 22.

A PNP doctor died and two other officers from the national police medical reserve force were hospitalized after inhaling a disinfectant solution used to clean quarantine facilities in Metro Manila. (June 7, 2020 report)

Three crew, three medical personnel died in the medevac airplane incident in March.

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