IPIL, Philippines – An industrial canning steam boiler had exploded shortly before noon Tuesday in a factory in Zamboanga City killing a worker and wounding two others.
Zamboanga City’s Police Station 9 said in a report that the explosion occurred in the steam section of Southwest Asia Canning Corp. in Barangay Talisayan.
Police Major Chester Natividad, commander of Police Station 9, said the assistant boiler operator identified as Zacarias Alberio Rico, 49, of Barangay Talisayan was killed.
The wounded workers were Francisco Caunsag Dumagal, 39, chief operator, and Mark Anthony Villaflores, 28, the safety officer of the canning factory.
Witnesses said the three were conducting a check on the steam boiler when it exploded. (Ely Dumaboc)