On July 18, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) lifted a seven-day cease-and-desist order against Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines for the death of a shipyard worker,The Inquirer(Philippines) reported.
The CDO, which was issued after the July 12 death of Benje Gamolo, was lifted after the Public Health and Safety Department (PHSD) wrapped up its investigation of the facility and concluded that Gamolo’s death was accidental,The Inquirerreported.
Militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan - Central Luzon is calling for a more thorough probe of Hanjin, saying that 13 workers have died at the shipbuilding facility and “no less than 4,300” workers have been injured there since the Korean firm started operations at Subic Freeport in 2006, according to a report inThe Philippine Star.
Philippines safety department clears company in worker death; group urges further investigation (7/22)
July 22, 2008