Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Hanjin accidents rise to 4,000

Accidents in Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction have risen to 4,000 since it operated in Subic Bay, Zambales in 2006, according to the Department of Labor and Employment. Nineteen of which were fatal.

In tonight's TV newscast over GMA 7, a DOLE official said Hanjin only has three nurses and no doctors on the site.

It was further learned that the facility is also Malaria-stricken. Three Hanjin workers have died out of the 54 Malaria cases in Hanjin. A former Hanjin worker who lost a foot in an accident in Hanjin said there were many unreported cases of fatalities and injuries in the facility.

The Senate labor committee is now considering recommending the temporary supension of Hanjin's operations. They may, they may not.

It's strange that it took this long for the government to intervene. Will stones be left unturned this time? That we have to see.

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