Matthew Umukoro, a 42-year-old field worker with Ikeja Electric, died after falling from an electric pole in Lagos.
The event occurred on Igbe Road, Igbogbo, in the state’s Ikorodu Local Government Area.
According to sources, late Umukoro was working on lines to provide power to inhabitants of the Itedo Oluwa Community Development Association when the pole snapped, causing him to fall and lose consciousness.
It was further learnt that he was rushed to the Akinbola Hospital where he was confirmed dead.
The Head of Corporate Communications, IE, Felix Ofulue, who confirmed the incident, said the firm has commenced an investigation and safety assessment of the incident.
“One of our staff, a field technician, suffered a fatal accident while working on an electric pole. He was rushed to a hospital, but unfortunately, he passed on.
“It is a tragic situation and we deeply commiserate with his family and friends. Already, we have commenced an investigation and safety assessment of the situation to determine what went wrong.
“Safety is a critical aspect of the company’s culture and it is paramount that every technician is fully kitted in personal protective equipment whenever they are on the field.
“The company will spare no cost to ensure that staff members are protected in their line of duty due to the sensitive nature of the task.”
Also the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed that Umukoro’s corpse had been deposited in the Ikorodu General Hospital’s mortuary.
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