Landslide at EDC Leyte Geothermal Power Plant, E Philippines, 5 killed, 9 trapped, missing – 030313 1040z

Five workers were killed and nine others trapped in a landslide at a construction site in the eastern Philippines, police said yesterday.

(Photo: environmentphilippines.com) Leyte Geothermal Power Plant

The victims were building anti-erosion railings on the side of a highland road in Kananga town in Leyte province, 540 kilometres south-east of Manila, when a mountain of soil collapsed on them, said police Senior Inspector Antonio Angcay.

Steam pipes also exploded when hit by the landslide, which occurred after days of heavy rains, he said.

(Photo: environmentphilippines.com) Leyte Geothermal Power Plant

The five bodies were recovered immediately after the accident on Friday, but efforts to rescue the nine trapped workers were hampered by heavy rain, Angcay said.

Sunday, 03 March, 2013 at 04:59 (04:59 AM) UTC RSOE

9 Still Missing in Eastern Philippines Landslide

Nine people are still missing on Saturday after the landslide at the Lopez-led Energy Development Corp.s (EDC) geothermal power facility in Leyte.

At least five persons have been confirmed killed in the incident.

Search-and-rescue operations were late Friday because of heavy rains.

Police said the workers were installing perimeter safety erosion railings on a mountainside when the ground collapsed.

They plunged some 30 meters down.

The landslide came after two weeks of intermittent rains.

An investigation will push through to determine what caused the landslide in an area which was not prone to such incidents.

This is the first time that a landslide occurred in Kananga, Leyte. ubalert.com

Deadly landslide strikes at Lopez-led geothermal firms Leyte project

By: Euan Paulo C. Anonuevo, InterAksyon.com
March 1, 2013 7:15 PM

MANILA (UPDATE 2, 9:09 p.m.) A landslide in Energy Development Corps (EDC) geothermal power facility in Leyte has killed five workers and left six others missing.

In a statement, Lopez-controlled EDC said a landslide occurred in its Upper Mahiao geothermal project where its contractor First Balfour Inc is undertaking civil works with 43 workers. First Balfour is also a Lopez-controlled company.

Four are confirmed dead and we are coordinating with the families of those affected, EDC said.

A joint emergency response team formed by EDC and local government units is continuing the rescue of the seven other missing workers. Philex Mining Corp has offered a rescue team to help in the search, the company, which also suffered an accident at its Padcal mine in Benguet last year, said.

Thirty-six workers have been accounted for at the Upper Mahiao projecdt as this went online. Of these, 21 have been treated in EDCs clinic and 11 who sustained minor injuries are being treated in a nearby hospital.

EDC said the landslide came after two weeks of intermittent rains.

The accident comes as another EDC-owned power plant, the Bacon-Manito geothermal facility, was shut down within days after the company resumed commercial operations.EDC has been banking on the full operation of the BacMan facility to lift profit. InterAksyon.com The online news portal of TV5

Filipino:

Guho sa EDC Leyte Geothermal Power Plant, E Pilipinas, 5 pinatay, 9 na nakulong, nawawala – 030,313 1040z
Marso 3, 2013 sa pamamagitan ng malakambing ng News

Limang manggagawa ay namatay at siyam na iba na nakulong sa isang guho ng lupa sa isang construction site sa silangang Pilipinas, pulis sinabi kahapon.

(Larawan: environmentphilippines.com) Leyte Geothermal Power Plant

Ang mga biktima ay pagbuo ng anti-agnas railings sa gilid ng kalsada highland sa Kananga bayan sa Leyte lalawigan, 540 kilometro sa timog-silangan ng Manila, kapag ang isang bundok ng lupa na gumuho sa kanila, sinabi pulis Senior Inspector Antonio Angcay.

Steam pipe din sumabog kapag pindutin ng guho ng lupa, na naganap pagkatapos ng araw ng mabigat na umuulan, sinabi niya.

Ang limang katawan ay nakuhang muli kaagad matapos ang aksidente sa Biyernes, ngunit pagsusumikap upang iligtas ang siyam na nakulong mga manggagawa ay hampered sa pamamagitan ng malakas na pag-ulan, sinabi Angcay.

Linggo, Marso 3, 2013 sa 04:59

(Larawan: environmentphilippines.com) Leyte Geothermal Power Plant

4:59) UTC RSOE
9 pa rin Walang sa Eastern Pilipinas guho

“Siyam na mga tao ay pa rin nawawala sa Sabado pagkatapos ng guho sa Lopez-LED Energy Development Corp ‘s (EDC) geothermal kapangyarihan pasilidad sa Leyte.

Sa hindi bababa sa limang tao ay nakumpirma na namatay sa pangyayari na ang.

Paghahanap at Pagsagip pagpapatakbo ay late Biyernes dahil sa mabigat na umuulan.

Pulis na sinabi ang mga manggagawa ay-install ng perimeter railings sa pagguho ng kaligtasan sa isang mountainside kapag ang lupa ang gumuho.

Sila plunged ilang 30 metro pababa.

Guho ang dumating pagkatapos ng dalawang linggo ng mga pasulput-sulpot na umuulan.

Ang isang pagsisiyasat ay itulak sa pamamagitan ng upang matukoy kung ano ang sanhi ng pagguho ng lupa sa isang lugar na kung saan ay hindi madaling kapitan ng sakit sa naturang mga insidente.

Ito ang unang pagkakataon na ang isang guho naganap sa Kananga, Leyte “-. Ubalert.com
Nakamamatay guho strike sa Leyte proyekto Lopez-humantong geothermal firm

Sa pamamagitan ng: Euan Paulo C. Anonuevo, InterAksyon.com
Marso 1, 2013 7:15

“MANILA – (I-update ang 2, 09:09) Ang isang guho sa Energy Development corp (EDC) geothermal kapangyarihan pasilidad sa Leyte pinatay limang manggagawa at iniwan ang anim na iba nawawala.

Sa isang pahayag, sinabi Lopez-controlled EDC guho ng naganap sa Upper Mahiao geothermal proyekto kung saan nito kontratista First Balfour Inc pagsasagawa ng mga sibil gumagana na may 43 manggagawa. Unang Balfour din Lopez-controlled na kumpanya.

“Four ay nakumpirma patay at coordinating kami sa mga pamilya ng mga apektado,” sinabi EDC.

Ang isang joint emergency tugon team na nabuo ng EDC at ng mga lokal na pamahalaan yunit ng patuloy na Pagsagip ng pitong iba pang mga manggagawa sa nawawalang. Philex Pagmimina corp ay Inaalok Pagsagip koponan upang makatulong sa paghahanap, ang kumpanya, na din pinagdudusahan isang aksidente nito Padcal minahan sa Benguet noong nakaraang taon, sinabi.

Tatlumpung-anim na manggagawa para sa Upper Mahiao projecdt bilang na ito nagpunta online. Sa mga ito, 21 ay itinuturing sa EDC sa klinika at 11 na matagal menor de edad pinsala ay ginagamot sa isang malapit na ospital.

EDC sinabi guho ang dumating pagkatapos ng dalawang linggo ng mga pasulput-sulpot na umuulan.

Aksidente ay bilang isa pang EDC pagmamay-ari ng kapangyarihan planta, ang Bacon-Manito geothermal pasilidad ay shut down sa loob ng mga araw matapos ang kumpanya Ipinagpatuloy pagpapatakbong pangkomersyal. EDC ay pagbabangko sa buong operasyon ng pasilidad BacMan iangat kita “- InterAksyon.com Ang online portal ng balita ng TV5

 

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