One of the factories in Ibadan has suspended production at its factory over the death of one of its workers, a student of the University of Ibadan.
The factory, Integrity Reporters can reveal is Global Industries Limited
Gbadebo Richard, a 300 level UI student, died while operating a machine in the factory, where he worked until his death.
This was made known in a statement issued by the Human Resources Manager of the company, Aliyu Jubril.
The statement read in part: “Production at site remains suspended until further notice. The safety and health of our people is of utmost importance to us. Our company has stringent safety protocols in place to ensure that every employee operates in a safe working environment.
“We deeply regret to announce that a colleague from an external third-party company was fatally injured in an incident that took place at our Ibadan plant on Tuesday, 28 July 2020.
“Our onsite emergency team immediately stopped all operations and promptly informed the relevant authorities of the incident.
“The local authorities arrived onsite within minutes to carry out the necessary investigations and safely transport the deceased to the morgue where an autopsy could be conducted.
“The company is shocked and saddened by this loss and our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of the deceased.
Representatives of the company met with the family along with representatives from the student council to express our deepest condolences. We will continue to engage with the family and provide the necessary support during this difficult time.
The Company also assured the public that it is working closely with the police and ministry of labour to ascertain the circumstances leading up to this tragic incident.
He explained that both departments are proceeding with external investigations into the matter and conducting its own internal investigation into the safety protocols observed.
The spokesman added there may be queries from concerned stakeholders towards this tragic incident, assuring that further information will be shared once available.