The owner of a Chinese plastic manufacturing company at Anhwiankwanta in the Bekwai Municipality of the Ashanti region has fled after one of his employees got grinded to death at the factory on Monday.
Youth of the town threatened to burn down the factory after the incident, but for the timely intervention of the police, the situation would have been bloody.
The deceased was dragged into a mechanical grinding machine when he attempted to remove a material that had stuck inside it with his bare hands.
The deceased, 22-year-old Francis Kwame Adu’s body dismembered at the time it was managed to be removed from the machine.
Some of the employees of the company who spoke with MyNewsGh.com said safety measures are not adhered to and disclosed they have no insurance package despite the dangerous nature of their job.
The residents of Anhwiankwanta have called on the Bekwai Municipal Assembly to close down the company.
Police in the area have confirmed the incident to MyNewsGh.com and indicate that investigations are currently ongoing assuring the aggrieved youth that anyone found culpable will be dealt with in accordance with the laws of the country.