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Workers protest as molten metal kills 3 at Ogun steel factory in Nigeria

Steel News - Published on Mon, 15 Apr 2019

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PUNCH reported that an Ogun State based steel company, African Foundries Limited, said that it has lost three of its factory workers who were injured when molten metal spilled on them on its premises. It said that the incident occurred when the affected workers were taking their bath at the firm’s Ogijo plant on Thursday. The company explained that the deceased had closed from work earlier and were taking their bath in the open in an unauthorised location that had been marked restricted when molten metal from a furnace in the factory accidently spilled on them. Company said that the workers had neglected the bathrooms provided for staff members inside the complex, choosing to take their bath outside. They were said to have been immediately rushed to hospital where they later passed on.

The incident was said to have provoked a riot from the local staff members who were later joined by hoodlums, leading to the destruction and looting of the company’s property and cash. Foreign nationals and other staff members were also alleged to have been injured in the riot when the hoodlums attacked them in their residential quarters within the plants.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Mon, 15 Apr 2019
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