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BREAKING: Terrible Working Conditions Cause Two Deaths at VIK Industries Limited in One Month

By Oluchukwu Ikemefuna

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VIK Industries Limited is a leading manufacturer of plastic products located at No. 25 Asa Afarlogun Street, Ajao Estate, Akpakun, Isolo, Lagos, Nigeria.

The company is known for its iconic Bristar brand established in the 1970s, it is owned by an Indian and boasts a long history of innovation and a focus on quality.

BREAKING: Terrible Working Conditions Cause Two Deaths at VIK Industries Limited in One Month

VIK Industries has grown significantly over the years, becoming one of the biggest producers in the plastic industry.

Their success has largely been attributed to their commitment to the customer, as reflected in their motto, “Customer is King.”

However, the recent deaths of two employees have cast a shadow over this reputation, raising questions about the prioritization of worker safety amidst production demands.

Two Deaths in One Month at VIK Industries Raise Concerns About Working Conditions

The terrible working conditions of the company have allegedly led to two tragic deaths in the past month.

The company, which is known for producing a wide range of plastic products for various industries, is now under scrutiny for its safety protocols and overall treatment of its workers, raising serious questions about potential safety hazards and working conditions at the company.

The first death occurred on March 12, 2024, when 59-year-old Bamidele Adeyemi Shittu passed away after he was hit by a dispatch rider while on his way back from work in broad daylight.

Many have attributed his death to a psychological trauma which arose as a result of the poor working conditions that amounted to low salary.

The second death occurred on March 14, 2024, when another staff member, 34-year-old Adegbenro Abiola Ibrahim died while on duty.

The worker was not provided with proper safety equipment, leading to their untimely death. He has since been buried according to Muslim rites.

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Worker Fatigue and Overtime Concerns

The tragic events have shone a spotlight on VIK Industries Limited’s working conditions.

According to an insider source, the company has been cutting corners on safety measures to meet production targets.

The source, who wished to remain anonymous, stated that the company has been neglecting regular maintenance of machinery and equipment, leading to frequent breakdowns and accidents.

Furthermore, the source revealed that workers are often forced to work long hours without proper breaks, leading to fatigue and decreased alertness.

The source also expressed concern about the lack of adequate safety training provided to workers, putting them at risk of accidents and injuries.

This tragedy serves as a stark reminder of the importance of workplace safety.

All workers have the right to work in a safe environment, and employers have a responsibility to ensure that their workplaces are free from hazards.

This is a developing story. More information is expected to be released in the coming days and weeks.

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Oluchukwu Ikemefuna
Oluchukwu Ikemefuna

Oluchukwu Blessing Ikemefuna, a talented content writer from Anambra, Nigeria, found her writing passion in secondary school. Holding a degree in Biological Sciences from Federal University of Technology, Owerri, she specializes in blog writing across technology, finance, healthcare, education, and lifestyle sectors. With strong research and SEO skills, Oluchukwu creates engaging content globally. Her work aims to inspire and engage authentically while driving action. Outside work, she enjoys travel, reading, and movies as she grows as a skilled writer.

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