A driver who had come to inquire whether the service was complete discovered Nviri’s lifeless body that was lying under the front tires of the truck. Some of the workers raised complaints of fatigue and lack of protective gears.
vehicle mechanic attached to Nile Plywoods factory in Jinja city has died while
repairing a truck registration number; UAG 313P in the factory premises.
Dennis Nviri met his death around 1 pm on Sunday afternoon while oiling the
truck, which ran him over.
At the time of the accident, the deceased was not
wearing any protective gears like a helmet, gloves and gumboots, which his
colleagues say worsened the injuries.
driver who had come to inquire whether the service was complete discovered
Nviri’s lifeless body that was lying under the front tires of the truck. Some
of the workers raised complaints of fatigue and lack of protective gears.
Baryomuruhe, the human resource manager at Nile plywoods factory confirmed
Nviri’s death. He, however, claimed that all their employees receive protective
gears but most of them are reluctant to use them while executing their duties.
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Farouk Mukose, a mechanic in the factory, says
that Nviri was a trainee from the Nile Vocational Institute and remained behind
after completing his internship three months ago.
says it was out of order for their supervisors to allow him to work alone without
any form of guidance from senior mechanics.
Mukose also claims that their
supervisors are found of pressurizing them to complete hard tasks without rest,
which is dangerous.
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Rodgers Musenze, another mechanic says that they
are frustrated by the conspiracy between police officers and factory owners who
jointly frame charges against employees and in turn, dismiss them whenever they
attempt to demand protective gears at their workplace.
Musenze stresses that although they laboured to
inform police officers that their colleague had passed away at 1:00 PM, police
officers arrived at around 4:30 PM and did not bother inspecting the accident
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Abbey Ngako, the Kiira Region police
spokesperson denies any form of foul play, saying that all the matters
pertaining accidents within factories are investigated and handed over to the
labour officer for compensation.
Nviri is the third person to die within the Nile
plywoods factory in a period of two months because of an accident. The first
two succumbed to suspected exposure to poisonous effluents in early
However, Baryomuruhe downplays
the incident claiming that the victims died because of multiple organ failure.