Lagos Safety Commission Shuts Down Chinese Company Over STAFF’S DEATH

1193 Fouad Oki

The Lagos State Safety Commission has shut down a Chinese company, Hongxing Steel Company Limited, over the death of a staff, Emeka Umoh(pictured on sickbed) who died from injury sustained in the line of duty.

The closure according to a statement by Lola Jagunmolu, head of press/public relations unit of the commission took effect from Wednesday, 30th September, 2015, when Director General, LSSC, Fouad Oki and his team went on a fact finding tour following the recent publication in the Punch newspaper of the death of one Emeka Umoh a casual worker of the Company.

Speaking at the company’s premises in Amuwo Odofin, where a safety audit was conducted, Oki described the working conditions of the workers as deplorable, harsh and totally unacceptable adding that there was very little safety measure put in place.

On his part Uche Eke, Public Relation Manager of the company said the seal order will serve as a wake-up call to the management of in the area of putting proper safety measures in place while Jim the Company’s Safety Officer promised to do step up in the area of Safety.

A member of staff who preferred to remain anonymous lamented that though the conditions are harsh, they subject themselves to the terrible conditions because such jobs because they have no alternative.

It would be recalled that Emeka Umoh was killed by liquefied iron spilled on his body in the company.

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