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Lagos shuts Monaplax Company after staff’s arms got mangled in mixer





The Lagos Safety Commission has sealed off Monaplax Company Limited, Ojota over safety infractions identified at the factory.


A statement issued by the Director-General, of Lagos Safety Commission, Lanre Mojola said the particular incident that caused the seal off of the company was due to an unreported accident involving a recently employed 29-year-old man identified as Mathew Eworo whose arms got mangled in a mixer while on night duty.


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Inside Monaplax Company where an employee’s hands were mangled

According to Mojola, preliminary investigations revealed that there was zero employee training, very poor housekeeping, and no health and safety policy or safety management system.


Mojola also said there was unavailability of personal protective equipment for workers and poor welfare for staff.


“Furthermore, there was poor emergency response following the accident. However, further investigation is still ongoing as of press time,” the Director-General said.


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