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Patterns of Accidents and Injuries in a Nigerian Oil Refining and   Distribution Industry

                                           

 

 

T.  I.  N.   Ezejiofor

Occupational and Environmental Toxicology Unit,

Department of Biotechnology, School of Science,

Federal University of Technology,

P.M.B 1526, Owerri, Nigeria.

 

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Abstract

This study was conducted among the workers of Port Harcourt Refining Company (PHRC) and Pipelines and Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), both of which are subsidiaries of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) located in Elesa Eleme, near Port Harcourt, Nigeria, using data entries from the relevant units of the industries. A total of 594 (100%) accident cases occurred between 2006 and 2008 across the various departments/units of the industries. Among these were industrial accidents (54.7%), domestic accidents (32.7%), road transport accidents (13.0%). Fire/Explosion incidents 85(26.2%) were among the prominent industrial accident events reported within the period under review. These accidents were responsible for 450 accident injuries of various descriptions, the majority of which occurred in the males than females.

 

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