FEMA rescues construction workers trapped in collapsed building in Abuja

FEMA rescues construction workers trapped in collapsed building in Abuja

The Federal Capital Area Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rescued a construction worker trapped in a collapsed building.

At around 3.30pm on Saturday, a portion of a building under construction near Taj Bank in Abuja’s central business district collapsed, trapping workers.

This was disclosed by FEMA Director of Public Affairs, Nkechi Isa, in a statement in Abuja.

Isa said the victim was part of the workers on the first floor of the building when the entire cast fell on him.

She said the victim was rescued and taken to the National Hospital Trauma Center in Abuja for treatment.

She added that FEMA was alerted around 4 p.m. after construction workers failed to rescue their trapped colleagues.

“FEMA search and rescue teams and the FCT Fire Department responded to the distress call and with the help of rescue equipment and a construction company’s excavator, were able to rescue the trapped man,” she said.

In response to the incident, FEMA Acting Director Mohamed Sabo appealed to developers to always adhere to building codes to prevent building collapses from happening again.

Mr. Sobha, who was personally present at the site of the rescue operation, also advised construction companies and developers against using substandard materials and harsh practices during construction work.

He urged developers to prioritize the safety of workers and future residents of buildings under construction.

Source: guardian.ng

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