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KENTEX Factory Accident

Investigation Report

Corañes
Mauricio
Supan
Taladua
Talampas
KENTEX Factory
Kentex Factory

• Kentex Factory is a small manufacturer of flip flops


and other rubber shoes located in Barangay Ugong,
Valenzuela City.
• It is a two story factory and a total floor area of
3,000 square meters.
• There are over 150 regular and contractual
employees who work at any given time in the
factory.
KENTEX Factory
When & where did the accident happen?

• May 13, 2015 when a


fire broke out at the
Kentex
Manufacturing
factory.
What was the sequence of the events?

No proper
Welding Ignited a
storage of
activities fire
chemicals
What was the sequence of the events?

workers on the
first floor were
only able to
From 1st floor to
fire spread quickly, escape through a
2nd floor
locked door
because they
found a key.
What was the sequence of the events?

On the second floor, most


ran to the rear of the
building but, according to
Attempts to escape
some survivors, there were It took five hours for the
through the windows were
no other exits and workers fire department to get the
scuppered by the grills that
were quickly overwhelmed blaze under control.
covered them.
by thick smoke from the
burning rubber and
chemicals.
What was the sequence of the events?
What was the sequence of the events?
What was the sequence of the events?
Who was involved?

• 74 workers of the factory were killed in the fire, making the


incident the third worst fire incident in the Philippine
history.
• Most of the victims likely suffocated to death from the
smoke.
• Many bodies were badly burnt, being "reduced to skulls
and bones" in some cases.
• The Barangay Maysan village hall was converted into a
temporary morgue to store the dead
Who was involved?
Who was involved?
What injuries occurred or what equipment
was damaged?

• 74 workers of the factory died.

• The whole factory was burned.


What should happen to prevent future
accidents?

• There should be a sufficient fire exits within the


factory.
• The windows where the workers could have
escaped shouldn’t be covered with wires.
• Flammable chemicals used in manufacturing the
products of the factory should have a proper
storage.
What should happen to prevent future
accidents?

• The workers should be aware of fire and safety


standards.
• The factory should conduct fire drills.
• The occupational health and safety standards of the
factory should comply the safety standards.
Who is responsible for making changes?

• The factory.
• The “permit granting bodies”.
Who will follow up and insure
implementation of corrections?

• DOLE (Department of Labor and Employment)


• Bureau of Fire and Protection
What will be the future long – term
procedures?

• Ensuring workplace safety is a primary obligation of


employers and companies to their workers.
• Safety drills, and trainings should always be
implemented in every company or factory.
• Safety gear & additional health benefits should be
given to the workers.
References

• http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/ispeak/93879-
kentex-death-trap-economy
• http://news.abs-cbn.com/nation/metro-
manila/05/14/15/72-dead-valenzuela-factory-fire
• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentex_slipper_factory_fi
re
• https://www.theguardian.com/global-developent-
professionals-network/2015/jun/08/philippines-factory-
fire-72-workers-unions-human-rights
KENTEX Factory Accident
Investigation Report

Corañes
Mauricio
Supan
Taladua
Talampas