3 hurt in Saipan casino worksite accident; construction halted

Saipan-- The CNMI Department of Public has issued a stop-work order at the Imperial Pacific International construction site in Garapan following an accident resulting from collapsed scaffolding that injured three workers on Friday.

The Office of the CNMI Governor said today government enforcement agencies responded effectively to an accident.

Throughout the day, first responders and officials from the Department of Public Safety (DPS), Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services (DFEMS), Department of Public Works (DPW), the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (DOL-OSHA), and the Commonwealth Casino Commission were active at the scene in conducting enforcement and implementing additional protective measures at the construction site to ensure safety and compliance with Commonwealth and federal law.