- The Secretary of Labor has declared that GMA may be held responsible for what transpired during the Rosang Agimat taping
- GMA network may be penalized for Eddie Garcia's accident
- A P100K fine is among those that could possibly be meted out against the network
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Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has just stated that the department is looking into the incident which caused the injury of Eddie Garcia, leading to his untimely death.
KAMI learned that Bello declared that the Kapuso network could be penalized for the perceived lapses.
An ongoing inspection of the TV Station's practices is being carried out by the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC).
Based on CNN's report, Bello told the news network over a phone interview that there must be an OSH officer in every establishment.
"Under the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Law, kailangan merong [you need to have an] OSH officer in every establishment. You make the workplace safe and compliant with health standards," Bello told CNN.
The first aid response in a set, or the lack of one, would also be the subject of an inquiry.
They would also look into how the actor was handled after he fell and lost consciousness.
"Iinspeksyunin nila kung tama 'yung pagkahawak kay Mr. Eddie Garcia. Kung merong safety and health officer, baka nabigyan ng tamang treatment when he had that accident," said Bello.
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If the network would be found liable, then the OSHC can file charges against the network even without Garcia's family.
Eddie Garcia died on June 20 following his accident at the set of Rosang Agimat, a GMA teleserye. A previous KAMI report showed how netizens expressed their love for the veteran actor when he died.
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