FACTORIES, OFFICES AND SHOPS ACT - 1970 (ACT 328)

    Section - 10 - Notification of Accidents

    (1) Where an accident in any factory, office or shop

    (a) causes the death of a person employed therein; or

    (b) disables any such person for more than three days from earning full wages at work at which he was employed,

    the occupier shall forthwith send written notice of the accident, in the prescribed form and containing the prescribed particulars, to the Chief Inspector or the Inspector for the district.

    (2) Where an accident causing disablement is notified under this section, and after notification results in the death of the person disabled, the occupier shall, as soon as the death comes to his notice, send written notice of the death to the Chief Inspector or the Inspector for the district.

    (3) Where any accident to which this section applies occurs to a person employed to work in any factory, office or shop and the occupier of the premises is not the actual employer of the person killed or injured, the actual employer shall, if he fails to report the accident to the occupier immediately, be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand cedis. [As amended by the Factories, Offices and Shops (Amendment) Law, 1991 (PNDCL 275), s.1(b)].