Gardnerville– Seven persons have been injured, following a mechanical fault at the Sethi Brother Steel Production Company that results in fire blazes on Wednesday, August 18.
According to a report, the cable of the crane machine used by the company to produce steel cut in the midst of production early Wednesday morning, creating a fire blaze that affected the seven individuals, who are all employees of the company.
They were immediately rushed to the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Sinkor for treatment.
However, one other who sustained a minor injury, James Momo said the cause of the fire was a result of a technical fault during production.
According to Momo three Indians and four Liberians were affected by the incident and were also taken to the John F. Kennedy Memorial Health Center for treatment.
‘’This has been happening in here and we have informed our bosses on several occasions, but they have since refused to address this situation” Momo said.
For his part the Chairman of the workers union at the Factory, Eric Benker called on the government to intervene in the matter, to ensure the improvement in the working standard at the Factory.
He at the same time urged workers of the Sethi Brother Fabric Steel Company to exercise restraint, as the union’s leadership is exerting efforts to compel the management of the Factory to ensure that those injured receive proper medication.
‘’We are calling on the government to come and help us because the working conditions in the factory are not good,” Momo stressed.
‘’I want all the workers to take easy our friends who got wounded management treat them.’’
Meanwhile, the Black Manager of Sethi Brothers Steel Production Company, Siafa Morgan expressed regrets over the situation, noting that the company’s management will do everything to avoid recurrence of such situation.
“The Management will meet with victim’s family on the situation. Three persons are currently in critical conditions and will be taken to Ghana for advanced treatment,” Morgan said.
Meanwhile, Morgan maintained that the factory will remain closed for the next two days to enable management to look at the fault.