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Skyway turning into highway to heaven?

Michelle R. Guillang

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The contractor of the Skyway project should be held responsible for the Saturday mishap at the elevated road extension project in Muntinlupa city that killed one and injured six others.

EEI Corporation, the project’s contractor, according to Muntinlupa Rep. Ruffy Biazon, should be held liable for the incident.

Biazon made the assertion as he called for an urgent and in-depth investigation to determine what caused the steel girder to crash onto several motorists.

“Definitely, the contractor will have to be held accountable to the loss of life, limb and property,” Biazon said.

A motorcycle rider was killed while six others were injured when girder from from a portion of the Skyway extension project collapsed onto passing vehicles at 8:50 a.m. Saturday morning in Muntinlupa City.

Biazon believed that the incident could have been prevented, adding that the public should be assured that such incident would not happen again.

“We do not want to live under threat of being killed by falling debris and equipment,” he said. “Let not the Skyway become a highway to heaven.”

Also, Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi has summoned the representatives of EEI Corp. and Skyway to explain the incident.

He also directed the Muntinlupa City Council to convene immediately and discuss safety measures on the ongoing Skyway project to prevent similar incidents.

In a statement by the EEI Corp., the incident occurred at around 8:50 a.m. along East Service Road when a crane tilted and hit the steel girder which caused it to fall.

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