On 9th October, 2023 at around 9:30am, a distressful incident involving the suffocation of three (3) individuals, occurred at PBC workshop at Effiduase, Akwadum Road. The victims were identified as technical experts contracted by the management of PBC workshop in Koforidua, tasked with maintenance works on fuel reservoir tank at the aforementioned facility. Two (2) surviving colleagues gave an account on what transpired which could be attributed to negligence and lack of correct protective gadgets. The victims whose bodies were conveyed to St. Joseph Hospital Mortuary were
- Mr Ashie, believed to be in his early 60s
- Octopus, beleieved to be in his early 40s
iii. Jonathan believed to be in his late 20s.
A prompt response team comprising officials from NADMO, Fire service, ambulance service and the Police swiftly arrived at the scene with the primary aim of extricating the dead bodies of the casualties. The police commenced immediate investigation and further actions from Ghana Petroleoum authority and National security were taken.