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Worker dies in fall from ladder

  • Written by Itchie G. Cabayan
  • Published in Metro
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A construction worker died after accidentally falling off a ladder while fixing the  ceiling of a house he was renovating in Sta, Mesa, Manila, yesterday morning.  The victim was identified as Romeo Ortacio, 32, of 46-B Gumamela St., Quezon City.

Prober SPO2 Mario Asilo of the Manila Police District-Homicide Section said the accident took place at around 10:30 a.m. at Unit 1410, located at the second floor of a four-storey residential/commercial building in Old Sta. Mesa, Manila.

The victim was said to be on top of a ladder fixing the ceiling when he lost his balance and fell on his head on the solid floor.

He was rushed to the nearest hospital but was declared dead on arrival.