BUA Cement Plc (NGX: BUACEMENT) on Monday notified the Nigerian Exchange and the investing public of “an isolated fire incident that occurred at a diesel storage tank farm located in the vicinity of one of its factories in Sokoto on 18th March 2022.”
The incident occurred whilst routine maintenance work was ongoing on one of the storage tanks by a third-party contractor, according to the publication by the company.
The company said that the quick response of its emergency services team prevented “the extension of the damage to our main plant and equipment. We are however able to confirm the regrettable loss of 3 members of the third-party contractor’s staff.”
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“While we are working assiduously to investigate the cause of the fire outbreak at the depot, which had in place adequate safety and control mechanisms, members of the Federal Fire Service, State Fire Service and our fire department were able to bring the fire under control on the 20th of March, 2022,” the company added.
“We would also like to note that operations at the plant and production which were shut down in the aftermath of the incident as a precautionary and preventive measure have since resumed at the factory- which was unaffected by the incident.”
Ifunanya Ikueze is an Engineer, Safety Professional, Writer, Investor, Entrepreneur and Educator.