Company Speaks on Fatality at Expand Global Industries Ibadan Factory

The management of Expand Global Industries Limited has expressed deep regret over the recent occurrence at the company’s site, leading to fatal injury.

Following the incident, production at site has remained suspended until further notice at the Ibadan plant, in Oyo State.

According to a statement by the company’s spokesperson and the Human Resources Manager, Aliyu Jibril, “a colleague from an external third-party company” was fatally injured in the incident that took place at the Ibadan plant on Tuesday, 28 July 2020.

The Human Resources Manager in the press release made available to The Street Reporters Newspaper, noted that the company’s “onsite emergency team immediately stopped all operations and promptly informed the relevant authorities of the incident”, adding that the local authorities arrived onsite within minutes to carry out the necessary investigations and safely transported 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.

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“Expand Global Industries Limited is working closely with the police and ministry of labor to ascertain the circumstances leading up to this tragic incident.

“Both departments are proceeding with external investigations into this matter and we are conducting our own internal investigation into the safety protocols observed.

“We understand that there may be queries from concerned stakeholders towards this tragic incident. Please be rest assured that further information will be shared once available”, he stated.

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Expand Global Industries Suspends Production

The company noted that “production at site remains suspended until further notice”, assuring that “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”, the statement noted.


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