- DOLE stated that GMA committed three violations with regards to the accident of the late Eddie Garcia on the set of a new Kapuso series
- GMA finally responded to the findings of DOLE’s investigation
- The network gave a clear explanation of each supposed violation
GMA Network finally responded to the results of DOLE’s investigation on the accident that led to the death of Eddie Garcia, which took place on the set of a new Kapuso teleserye.
As reported earlier by KAMI, DOLE stated that GMA had three violations regarding the incident: failure to submit an incident report within 24 hours, to employ or designate a safety officer, and to employ or designate a certified First Aider.
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According to GMA, accidents that resulted in a disabling injury or death are exempted from the rule to submit an incident report within 24 hours, as stated in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Law.
As for the second violation, GMA stated that the OSH Law only requires a designated safety officer at workplaces where services of the employees are regularly rendered and not in temporary, moving, or shifting locations.
For the third violation, GMA explained that three members of the production staff present at the incident actually completed the Philippine Red Cross' lecture demonstration on First Aid and Basic Life Support.
Eddie Garcia was one of the most acclaimed actors in Philippine history. He passed away this year after suffering a severe neck injury he sustained while filming an action scene for an upcoming GMA-7 teleserye.
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