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Department of Labor and Employment To Open Investigation Regarding Eddie Garcia’s Accident

The order was released days after the passing of the veteran actor in order to probe what happened on the day of the accident.

  • Veteran actor Eddie Garcia has passed away on June 20, 2019
  • Eddie Garcia fell into a coma due to a cervical fracture that came from an accident while he was shooting for a TV show
  • An agency of the Department of Labor and Employment will open an investigation to probe what happened during the shoot, as well as to see if TV and movie sets are complying to safety regulations

June 20, 2019 was a sad day as the beloved veteran actor Eddie Garcia succumbed to his coma and passed away. He fell into a coma due to a neck injury that he got when he accidentally tripped during shooting for a TV show that he was supposed to be part of.

Department of Labor and Employment to open a probe regarding Eddie Garcia's accident
Image credit: abs-cbn.com

This had caused a lot of talk regarding the safety of the people involved when filming. Pictures and videos went viral showing that in a scene, Eddie Garcia was supposed to run in when he tripped over a wire and fell hard to the ground. It also appeared that there were no immediate paramedics to administer first aid.

Because of this, an investigation is being opened to probe further what happened on set, as well as see if all other TV and movie sets were complying with safety standards.

From an article made by PhilStar, the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC), an agency of the Department of Labor and Employment, will be doing the investigation.

Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III said the OSHC is already investigating what happened on the day of the accident. He also mentioned that this is also to ensure that the safety of all workers is prioritized.

Department of Labor and Employment to open a probe regarding Eddie Garcia's accident
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretay Silvestre Bello III. Image credit: Keith Bacongco/mb.com.ph

The Federation of Free Workers also supported the probe to ensure the safety of everyone and that any future accidents can be avoided.

Eddie Garcia’s final wish was that he is to be cremated and his ashes be scattered over Manila Bay.

 

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Written by Drew Tetangco

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