3 Technicians Die In Reservoir At COCOBOD

Three technicians, tasked to work in a fuel reservoir belonging to the Produce Buying Company (PBC) at the premises of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) office, in the Eastern Regional capital, Koforidua, have met their untimely deaths.

The deceased persons, whose names were given only as Ashie, believed to be in his 60s; Jonathan, in his 20s, and Octopus, in his 40s, were part of five gentlemen, hired by the company to perform maintenance works on the fuel reservoir.

But the technicians, according to report, allegedly failed to observe safety measures, leading to their suffocation and subsequent death.

It is unclear, if autopsy has been conducted yet.

Their bodies have been conveyed to the St. Joseph’s Hospital mortuary in Effiduase for preservation.

The regrettable incident is said to have occurred yesterday morning October 9, 2023.

Details are that the first worker suffocated in the reservoir when he attempted to rescue the others but failed, leading to the deaths of the two others, including the supervisor.

Two other colleagues of the victims, who are masons, present at the scene, raised alarm about the tragic incident, but before help could come, they had died.

Upon receiving an urgent call for assistance, a response team comprising officials from the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), Police, Ghana Ambulance Service, and Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) swiftly arrived at the scene.

Their initial responsibility was to extricate the bodies of the victims from an underground tank.

To unravel the circumstances and causes surrounding this heart-rending incident, the Ghana Police Service have officially initiated an investigation.

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