LASG clamps down on plastic factory over death of worker

The Lagos State Government has shut Multipak Nigeria Ltd., a plastic producing factory, for violating the safety rules and regulations; poor house-keeping and lack of signage, which led to the death of a worker.

The Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC), Mr Lanre Mojola, revealed this to newsmen in an interview in Lagos on Sunday.

The company is located at Plot F8, Kudirat Abiola Way, Oregun, Lagos.

Signage is a graphic design, symbols, emblems or words; used especially for identification or as a means of giving directions or warning.

According to him, the factory was closed following the Lagos State Government’s declaration of zero tolerance for factories and private organisations; that go against the safety rules and regulations.

“LASG seals off Multipak factory for violation of safety rules and regulations; as well as poor house-keeping and lack of signage.

“The poor house-keeping led to the untimely death of Mr Femi Olatunde, a factory worker; who got his head stuck while operating one of the machines.

“Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration is passionate about safety of lives and property; of the citizenry.

Mojola noted that, “On no account should any factory operates without putting in place safety equipment, quality house-keeping; signage, good wiring system and a clean environment devoid of hazards to the lives of workers and visitors.”

He admonished organisations and individuals to embrace best practices; and international safety operations to avoid fatal incidents that endangered lives.

The LSSC boss said that safety of lives and property was collective responsibility; and warned that factories that went contrary to the safety rules would be severely sanctioned.

Ng daily

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