Inside Logistics

10 workers killed in warehouse wall collapse

Building was under construction in Philippines


January 19, 2015
by The Associated Press (APR)

MANILA, Philippines—A concrete wall at a warehouse being built in the Philippines collapsed Monday, killing at least 10 workers, police said.

Five other workers were seriously injured in the collapse in Guiguinto town in Bulacan province just north of Manila, a police report said.

The wall fell on a shack housing workers, and rescuers with cranes were searching for other possible victims under the concrete slabs, it said.

Accidents at construction sites are often blamed on inadequate enforcement of safety regulations by authorities and private companies.