The management of Sethi Ferro Fabrik steel manufacturing plant says it is deeply saddened by the recent industrial accident at its facility that resulted in the death of an employee and injury to six others.
In a press dated 23 August 2021, Sethi said the explosion which occurred in the early morning hours of August 18, 2021, resulted from an unexpected blast in the induction furnace used to melt steel.
“This unforeseen event took place despite all the safety protocols observed to prevent such occurrence,” the release said.
It continued that management responded swiftly to the incident and immediately the situation was brought under control. However, it added, the blast had already injured seven staff members – four Liberians and three expatriates.
“The victims were all immediately rushed to the JFK [John F. Kennedy] Medical Center for immediate treatment. Unfortunately, one of the expatriates, Achchhe Lal Chauhan, who had worked for the company for about three years, died from his injuries,” the management said.
It noted further that upon the advice of medical practitioners at the JFK Medical Center, three of the six wounded, including two Liberians, Nathaniel Farsue, Theo Taiklan, and one expatriate, Hosila Prasaa Rajbhar, were flown to Ghana through chattered Air Ambulance to seek specialized burn treatment at the Korle Bu Medical Center. Korle Bu is known to have one of the top burn centers in the region.—Press release