Nine Factory Workers Reportedly Critically Injured In Ogun Steel Company Gas Explosion

Date: 11-03-2024 9:02 am (2 months ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
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The Ogun Police Command has said nine people were injured in a gas explosion that occurred on Saturday at a Phoenix Steel Mills company in Ogijo, Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Omolola Odutola said this while confirming the incident in a statement on Sunday.

He added that those affected in the blast were factory workers.

The Police spokesperson added that the victims were taken to Rolayo Private Hospital in Ikorodu, Lagos State.

Odutola added that vibration from the explosion also led to cracks in window frames of nearby houses.

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“There was a case of an industrial accident that occurred at Phoenix Metal Company in Ogijo on March 9 at 9:38 p.m.

“According to eye witness account, the explosion was attributed to a cylinder explosion which happened at the melting point area, affecting staff members who sustained injuries.

“The explosion impacted nearby houses as window frames were reportedly cracked due to the vibration from the blast.

“Community youths tried to attack the company but efforts by policemen and army detachment of 174 battalion in Odogunyan Ikorodu were visibly on ground to intervene.

“The situation is under control and close monitoring; there is no indication for panic, whereas further updates will be communicated to members of the public,”
she stated.

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