Lagos Power Firm’s Technician Dies On Duty
A field technician with the Ikeja Electric, Matthew Umukoro, has lost his life after falling from an electric pole on Igbe Road, Igbogbo, in the Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos State.
Punch Metro gathered that the 42-year-old was on a pole, working on wires to enable residents of the Itedo Oluwa Community Development Association to have access to power when the pole suddenly snapped.
It was learnt that Umukoro fell and lost consciousness as his body hit the ground.
In a bid to rescue him, some good Samaritans, including his colleagues and residents in the community, rushed him to the Akinbola Hospital, where he was confirmed dead.
The Head of Corporate Communications, IE, Felix Ofulue, while commiserating with the victim’s family, said the firm had commenced investigation and safety assessment to determine what went wrong.