Expand Global Industries Limited, Ibadan on Thursday 30th July 2020 issued an official statement over the unfortunate accident and untimely demise of a 21-year-old student of the University of Ibadan, Gbadebo Richard, who died in the course of duty on Monday 20th July 2020, at its Ibadan factory.
See full report below:
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.
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.
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.
Spokesperson: Aliyu Jibril, Human Resources Manager, Expand Global Industries Limited