A 29-year-old carpenter was killed on the spot when he accidentally fell from the 30th floor of a building in Malate, Manila, yesterday morning.
Edmon Maghanoy, a stay-in carpenter at the Victoria de Manila building which is under construction and located at the corner of Taft Avenue and Malvar Streets in Malate, was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital where he was brought due to injuries he sustained in the head and body.
Det. Richard Escarlan of the Manila Police District-Crime Against Persons Investigation Section said the accident took place at around 9:45 a.m.
The victim was reportedly on the 30th floor to look for certain materials when he stepped on top of a wooden plank which gave way. The victim fell all the way down to the ninth floor.
His family no longer wanted the incident investigated, believing that no foul play happened.