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Power company technician dies after falling from electric pole in Lagos



A 42-year-old subject technician with the Ikeja Electrical, Matthew Umukoro, has died after falling from an electrical pole in Lagos.


It was gathered that the incident occurred on Igbe Highway, Igbogbo, within the Ikorodu Native Authorities Space of the state. 


Based on PUNCH report, late Umukoro was on a pole, engaged on wires to allow residents of the Itedo Oluwa Neighborhood Growth Affiliation to have entry to energy when the pole instantly snapped, Umukoro fell and misplaced consciousness.


His colleagues and residents locally, rushed him to the Akinbola Hospital, the place he was confirmed lifeless.


The Head of Company Communications, IE, Felix Ofulue, who confirmed the incident, stated the agency had commenced investigation. 


“One among our workers, a subject technician, suffered a deadly accident whereas engaged on an electrical pole. He was rushed to a hospital, however sadly, he handed on,” Ofulue acknowledged.


“It’s a tragic scenario and we deeply commiserate together with his household and pals. Already, we’ve commenced an investigation and security evaluation of the scenario to find out what went flawed.


“Security is a important facet of the corporate’s tradition and it’s paramount that each technician is absolutely kitted in private protecting tools each time they’re on the sphere. The corporate will spare no price to make sure that workers members are protected of their line of obligation as a result of delicate nature of the duty.” 


Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the incident stated Umukoro’s corpse had been deposited within the Ikorodu Basic Hospital’s mortuary.


“The incident occurred on Monday, June 13, 2022. Matthew Umukoro’s colleague visited the station and reported that he was engaged on an electrical pole round 3pm, however within the course of, the pole bought damaged and he fell. He was instantly rushed to a hospital, however was pronounced lifeless by the physician on obligation.” the PPRO acknowledged. 


Power company technician dies after falling from electric pole in Lagos

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