LOCAL LOCAL NEWS SECURITY LASG: MINGY TRADING COMPANY LIMITED SEALED FOR BREAKING SAFETY LAWS By Admin Posted on May 27, 2021 3 min read 0 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin SAFETY LAWS The Mingy Trading Company Limited, located at No 11, Ila Orangun Street, Ijegun-Egba, Satellite Town, has been closed by the Lagos State Government for breaking the state’s safety laws. According to Mr. Lanre Mojola, Director-General of the Lagos State Safety Commission, the action was taken in response to a report in the Punch newspaper on Thursday, May 20, 2021, titled “Lagos teenage factory worker killed in industrial accident on resumption day.” During the company’s sealing, Mojola reaffirmed the State Government’s commitment to ensuring the safety of its citizens’ lives and property. In recounting the events that led to the death of seventeen-year-old Babatunde AbdulRahmon, the Director-General revealed that the fatality occurred due to a breach of safety precautionary measures. He claimed that the adolescent employee was hired and immediately exposed to mechanical and electrical manufacturing equipment without any training or personal protective equipment. He died as a result of the equipment he was operating. Also, he emphasized the significance of having a tested electrical wiring system, appropriate safety signage, good housekeeping, and a clean environment free of violations and hazards to workers’ lives. The Director-General, underlined that a culture of safety first should be a human and community duty, imploring organizations to place lives above monetary profits and embrace best practices. Mojola, established a zero-tolerance policy for safety violations, warning that harsh actions would be taken against any organizations proven to be responsible, but also promising that existing safety laws would be enforced. In order to make Lagos a safer place for its citizens, he advised residents to report events and infractions to the Lagos State Safety Commission on a regular basis.