An official of the Lagos Waste Management Authority LAWMA, Mr. Nasiru Saheed, on Saturday, fell from the machine he was operating and died on the spot.
It was gathered that the LAWMA employee died accidentally on duty on Alexander Road in Ikoyi, Lagos State.
A video showing Saheed in a pool of his blood had surfaced on social media before LAWMA confirmed the incident.
The waste management agency in a series of tweets lamented its worker’s death, saying, “LAWMA with a deep sense of regret, announces the death in an accident of one of our waste handlers (Mr. Nasiru Saheed) this morning.
“The Authority is in touch with the family and will stand by them in this difficult time.
“There is a comprehensive insurance cover for all categories of our workers. LAWMA will, through the insurance policy, mitigate the effect of this big loss on the family.
“The Authority wishes to state that the welfare of its staff is paramount and we will continue to prioritise same throughout our operations.”
On Friday, a lone driver was found dead behind the wheels in his car along CMD Road, Magodo, in Lagos.
The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, in a statement, said that the agency’s paramedic team responded to a distress call and upon arrival, met a lone driver who had slumped at the wheel.
He said that when the patient’s vital signs were checked, pulse was absent, pupils were fixed and dilated, the patient was dead already.
Oke-Osanyintolu said that, fortunately, the relatives of the victim, who were already present at the scene of the incident, agreed to transport the victim to the nearest morgue.