Liberia: Rubber Processing Machine Minces Employee At Liberia Agriculture Company in Bassa


Grand Bassa — An employee of the Liberia Agriculture Company (LAC) in Grand Bassa County, Emmanuel Joe, has been minced by the rubber processing machine when it was reportedly turned while he was cleaning it.

The incident occurred on Saturday, August 21, at the rubber processing factory of the Company in Wee Statutory District, Grand Bassa County.

The company is situated several miles away from Buchanan, the county’s Capital.

Eyewitnesses told FrontPageAfrica that the late Emmanuel Joe was instructed to clean on the rubber processing machine at which time the electrical breaker sending current to the machine was off.

He was minced by the machine after another employee of the company reportedly switched on the breaker. He was recognized by a piece of his hand that was recovered from the floor. That was reportedly the only part of his body that remained.

The 44-year-old and a father of five, had worked for LAC for 10 years, FrontPageAfrica gathered.

LAC Management is tight-lipped on the incident and attempted denying journalists entry into its premises for observation and interviews.

Naomi Joe-Mitchell, sister to the deceased, alleged that the company is responsible for the gruesome death of her brother. She believes it was orchestrated.

According to her, LAC has a CCTV that works throughout the day and at every part of its premises. She alleged that since the “mysterious death” of her brother, the company has said that the CCTV cameras were off at the time of the incident.