Workplace deaths Jan-Mar 2021

Published by rudy Date posted on April 26, 2022

Ten workers died, 4 injured or ill, in seven* serious work incidents in the Philippines in January-March 2021, an NTUC Philippines compilation of media reports show. 

The lockdowns, plant closures, suspension of operations contributed to the ‘low’ level of incidents and deaths. [Read more.]

Three demolition workers died, two others injured, after a building in Manila collapsed Mar 20. (PNA, GMA News)

Two workers died, two workers were hospitalized, (74 others in the community injured) in an ammonia leak incident in an ice plant in Navotas, Metro Manila Feb 3. (Manila Bulletin. Philippine Star)

A laborer died when electrocuted while cleaning a building wall in Bacolod City Jan 4. (Daily Star)

A conductor died when a bus plying Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City caught fire Jan 3. (Manila Bulletin)

Few media reports of medical frontliner deaths have been reported since Dec 2020.

A doctor at an Iba, Zambales hospital died of COVID Mar 28. (Philippine Star)
A male staff nurse assigned at their charity ward of Philippine Heart Center died Mar 20. (@gmanews) (

A call center company doctor in Baguio City died due to COVID-19 complications, Mar 9. (Rappler)

Health workers’ data, especially when it comes to deaths, are reported relatively late, due to validation said DOH.

Of the 15,531 cases reported in Mar 22, 82 have died and 15,034 have recovered.


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