Police Probe Factory As Industrial Machine Cuts Off Worker’s Hand In Ogun

The Ogun state police have launched an investigation after an industrial machine chopped off an employee’s hand at a factory in Logbara village, Owode Egba.

Naija News learnt that the incident occurred on Friday, August 11, at a factory where animal feed is being produced.

A statement by the Police spokesman, Omolala Odutola, disclosed that the administrative manager of the factory, Ibidun Abiodun, reported the incident at Owode Egba Division.

She said the victim, identified as Jeremiah Sulaiman, an employee of the company who is in charge of handling and cleaning the industrial machine, got his forearm chopped off while performing his duties on the fateful day.

Odutola said the victim was rushed to Babcock University Teaching Hospital Ilishan by the Production manager and his immediate supervisor, where he has been stabilized and responding to treatment.

According to her, a preliminary investigation has begun into the unfortunate incident to unravel how the victim’s forearm was chopped off.

She noted that the state Commissioner of Police had been briefed, and he had ordered that the executives and members of the victim’s family meet in his office as part of the investigation procedures.

Odutola added that hazards at the workplace are inevitable however, employees must take steps to ensure their personal safety, especially in cases involving automated machines.

She said, “Hazards are inevitable in work places, but employees must take steps to ensure their personal safety especially in the instant case involving automated machines. This will not be first time such incidents are reported, but members of the public can rest assured that the Commissioner of Police CP ALAMUTU ABIODUN MUSTAPHA psc is on top of this investigation.”

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