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Repairing truck, Mechanic loses life in Lagos

An adult mechanic at Ajao Estate, Lagos, has been killed by a fallen truck hub, while repairing the faulty truck.

According to a statement by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), the mechanic was recovered in a pool of blood underneath the fallen truck hub.

“The mechanic died as a result of working under a jacked up twin 20 feet, loaded containerized truck which suddenly slipped-off the jack releasing the chassis frame member by the turntable, that hit the mechanic, making him fall and die “almost immediately,” Nosa Okunbor, the spokesperson of the agency, said.

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According to the statement, the agency received the distress calls and activated its officials to the scene.

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“On arrival, the body of a male adult mechanic was found on the floor in a pool of blood.

“Further investigation revealed that the mechanic was working under a jacked up twin 20ft loaded Containerized truck and the jack suddenly slipped and the chassis frame member by turntable hit him and fell and died almost immediately.

“The truck is a Mack, with unknown registration number,” LASEMA said.

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The corpse was handed over to the police officers from Ajao Estate Police Division, who were in charge of the crime scene.

The Director-General of LASEMA, Olufemi Oke-Osayintolu, urged all workers to put their safety first, adding that precaution is key to personal safety.

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