An employee of the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), identified as Nasiru Saheed, on Saturday, fell from the Waste Collection vehicle he was operating and died on the spot.
According to eyewitnesses, the young man was on top of the vehicle, loading the collected waste into the machine before he accidentally fell.
The incident took place on Alexander Road in Ikoyi. In a graphic video shared by eyewitnesses, Saheed’s lifeless body was covered in a pool of his blood.
LAWMA has also confirmed the incident in a series of tweets 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.”
See the graphic video below.