MANILA, Philippines – A 40-year-old miner died reportedly in an accident at La Suerte Small Scale Mining Gold Mining Industry in Barangay Bulo in Buenavista in Quezon province on Tuesday.
Buenavista police said Virgilio Caagbay was inside the mining site, 50-feet below the ground, and was about to take his lunch when the accident happened.
A co-worker, a ladder operator, tried to pull him up using an electronic device. After removing his safety strap and stepping forward, Caagbay reportedly slipped and fell out of the tunnel. He was immediately retrieved but died while being treated at Lopez Hospital.
Police though are still investigating Caagbay’s death. –Sarita Kare, ABS-CBN Southern Tagalog