Family of deceased dockworker‘ll be compensated, says terminal official



President, Dockworkers Branch, MWUN, Adewale Adeyanju inspecting the scene of accident at the terminal
The Management of Five Star Logistics Terminal in Lagos on Monday said it would pay all entitlements of the dockworker, Mr Pius Ifah, who died on Sept. 30, to his family.


 The Group Chief Accountant of Five Star Logistics, Mr Bashiru Adesina ,  made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

He said that the management was waiting for the report of an investigation into the accident that claimed the life of the dockworker.

He also said the company was used to observing safety standards in all its operations.
Adesina added that the company was aware of the occupational hazards and had serious concerns about safety.

"We observe safety standards in all our operations. Since this happened, we have given all the necessary information to the insurance company for the family to be compensated.

"What happened at the terminal on that day was purely an accident and could not have been a deliberate act because we are safety-conscious.

"The reports will, however, tell us what really happened at the terminal and the necessary actions that will be taken,’’ he said.

NAN reports that the late Ifah died when some heavy duty pipes rolled off and fell on him, leading to his death.

Other dockworkers in protest, temporarily stopped work at the terminal as a mark of solidarity for the deceased.