MANILA, Philippines – At least two individuals were injured and a power outage occurred after a crane collapsed in a construction site along H.V. dela Costa Street in Makati City.
A.M. Oreta Construction Company said the incident happened around 7:50 a.m., affecting some electric posts and high tension wires, a taxi and a parked car that happened to be in the area during incident.
The construction company said the two individuals who suffered minor injuries, a taxi and bicycle rider, were immediately brought to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.
“The company will shoulder the medical expenses of the two victims,” A.M. Oreta said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Meralco spokesman Joe Zaldarriaga said the repair of five electric posts damaged by the crane that fell down along H.V. dela Costa Street will take five to eight hours.
Reports said the area is still impassable as of writing as the crane is still being removed off the street. A.M. Oreta Construction Company apologized to those affected by the incident.
The construction firm assured that it is coordinating with the authorities in its investigation and said that it is also probing the incident. It did not provide details as to why the crane collapsed.
“We are currently conducting our own investigation on the cause of the collapse we are also cooperating with authorities on the conduct of their own investigation,” A.M. Oreta Construction Company said. — Rosette Adel