At least one person was killed and another four people were injured in an accident involving a steel girder that fell from a portion of the ongoing Skyway Extension Project at the East Service Road in Barangay Cupang, Muntinlupa City on Saturday morning.
“At 8:50 this morning, a crane that was being positioned for its next task tilted and fell on the girder spanning the two posts of the north-bound Skyway extension project. The girder fell on vehicles below, killing at least one and injuring at least four persons who were rushed by ambulances from the Skyway O&M Corp. and EEI to various hospitals,” project contractor EEI Corp. said in a statement.
Project proponent San Miguel Corp. and EEI expressed sympathies to the families of the person killed and those injured.
“Our thoughts and concern are with the victims and we will make sure they will get all the help they need. Their welfare is our priority,” EEI said.
“Our hearts and prayers go with the affected families. This is an unfortunate and heart-breaking accident that must not happen again,” San Miguel said. JONATHAN ARACELI FOR SOVEREIGNPH