Faulty Truck Kills Apprentice Mechanic in Lagos


A mechanic has been killed by a fallen truck hub while repairing the faulty truck at Ajao Estate in Lagos on Tuesday.

It was gathered that the deceased was an apprentice who was few weeks into his graduation.

According to a statement by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), the mechanic was found in a pool of blood underneath the fallen truck hub.

“On arrival, the body of a male adult mechanic was found on the floor in a pool of blood.

“Further investigation revealed that the mechanic was working under a jacked up twin 20ft loaded Containerized truck and the jack suddenly slipped and the chassis frame member by turntable hit him and fell and died almost immediately.

“The truck is a Mack, with unknown registration number,” LASEMA said.

The Director-General of LASEMA, Olufemi Oke-Osayintolu, advised workers to put their safety first, adding that precaution is key to personal safety.