IOHSAD Statement on the Kentex Fire Tragedy

May 22, 2015 in Latest News, victimorganising

Violations of occupational health and safety standards committed by the management of Kentex Manufacturing, Inc. caused the death of the workers in the deadly fire in Valenzuela City last Wednesday.  A total of  72 workers died and several others are still missing . It should be noted that  69  workers met their death in the second floor of the building.

Based on accounts of the workers who survived the fire tragedy and as seen in the appearance of the burned structure, occupational safety standards were clearly violated.  The management of Kentex Manufacturing did not comply with major provisons of Rule 1940 or the Fire Protection and Control Rule 1940 of the Occupational Safety and Health Standards of 1989. Click here for details