Cable thief loses balance, lands on steel fence

Posted at 02/19/14 4:34 PM

MANILA -- A man is in critical condition after falling from a 20-foot electric post in Taguig City early Wednesday.

Traffic enforcer Jose Cipriano said the man, identified as Andoy Caliga, lost his balance and landed on a steel fence at around 2 a.m.

Caliga's hips got skewered by two steel bars when he landed on the fence. It took rescuers about three hours to remove him from the area.

Witnesses said Caliga was trying to get the cable of the post so he could sell it.

Caliga was brought to St. Luke's Medical Center in Global City for treatment. – report from Dennis Datu, dzMM