Crane operator not pushed to death, Chinese coy insists

A Chinese Company, Inner Galaxy Steel Company Nigeria Limited has refuted the claims that one of its staffers, Miss Vivian Ocheze Munachim, a Crane Operator was pushed to her death as alleged in some News platforms.

The company in a statement Wednesday noted the deceased, Miss Ocheze fell asleep while operating the crane, leading to her tragic fall and subsequent death.

According to the statement, “Regrettably, social media misinformation has spread false allegations that a Chinese staff member pushed Miss Ochieze off the crane she was operating. We want to assure the public that these claims are entirely unfounded and have been thoroughly investigated and found to be false.

“The truth is that Miss Ochieze fell asleep while operating the crane, leading to her tragic fall.  Her fellow Nigerian workers at the scene saw her falling down.

“Unfortunately, instead of telling the truth, some people chose to take advantage of the tragedy to spread false information.

“Some with sinister motives quickly gathered together stormed the company, looting and burning, Leading to the escalation of the crisis.  Our warehouse, production line, oxygen station, vehicles and other facilities and equipment were vandalized or stolen.

“We have heard rumors being spread that a Chinese staff made love advances to the deceased, Miss Vivian Ocheze Munachim, however, there is no evidence whatsoever that a Chinese staff was having a relationship with the late Miss Vivian Ocheze Munachim. The police are currently investigating the matter, and we are cooperating with them fully.

“We assure the public that Inner Galaxy Steel Co. Nig. Ltd. is not culpable in Miss Ochieze’s death. We value the safety and well-being of our employees and are committed to providing a secure working environment.

“We are ready to perform our responsibility to the deceased’s family regarding this unfortunate accident. We will provide necessary support and compensation to the family, as we understand the gravity of the loss and the impact on her loved ones” the statement concluded.

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