Electrical Accidents: 31 deaths, 9 injuries recorded in Q4, 2021 – NERC
Written by City Radio on September 23, 2022
The Nigerian electricity supply industry has recorded 31 deaths and nine injuries in the fourth quarter of 2021, says Nigeria’s regulatory agency.
The accidents involved both employees of the companies and third parties.
This is contained in the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Fourth Quarter Report 2021, released late on Thursday.
The report said that the total number of incidents that occurred in the quarter under review were 40 with nine injuries and 31 deaths compared to the 49 incidents recorded in Q3 with 19 injuries and 30 deaths.
According to the report, the commission has launched investigations into all the reported incidents with a view of understanding the root causes records as well as meting out relevant sanctions against the licensees.
The commission also said that out of the 87 mandatory health and safety reports expected from licensees in Q4, 2021, it received 75 reports against 85 submitted in the Q3.
The report said that in accordance with Section 32(1)(e) of Electric Power Sector Reform Act (EPSRA), the commission continued to monitor the health and safety performance of the NESI.
It said that the commission had developed new processes to track the submission of statutory reports, including the health and safety reports by licensees.
The report said the processes would guide the implementation of relevant actions against licensees that do not meet their obligations.