Carpenter dies at construction site in Lagos

Police Command in Lagos State have confirmed the death of a 25-year-old carpenter, simply identified as Sunday, who allegedly fell at a construction site in Lagos.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident to the newsmen on Thursday.

Hundeyin explained that on Tuesday, at about 6.00 p.m., a resident engineer with a construction company having its site at Banana Island, reported the case at Ikoyi Police Division.

The image maker stated that the engineer reported that at about 6.00 p.m. same day, one Sunday, a carpenter, who was contracted by the senior carpenter of the construction company allegedly fell from a story building while removing lintel woods.

Hundeyin noted that the report further disclosed that the victim was rushed to a hospital at Falomo for medical treatment, but was confirmed dead on arrival by doctor on duty.



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“The body has been taken to General Hospital, Lagos Island Mortuary, for autopsy.

“The detectives also visited the scene, photographed the deceased. Physical injuries were observed.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that he may have possibly fallen from the lift shaft used in the construction site”, he said.

The spokesperson added that family of the deceased had been contacted, while investigation was in progress.



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