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Expand Global Industries to investigate fatality at Ibadan factory premises

Monday, 3 August 2020


The management of Expand Global Industries Limited Ibadan deeply regret to announce that a colleague from an external third-party company was fatally injured in an incident that took place at the Ibadan plant on Tuesday, 28 July 2020.

In statement written by Aliyu Jibril, Human Resources Manager, Expand Global Industries Limited, the company said, the 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.

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