By Olawale Abdul-Fatah
Two operators have been confirmed dead after been trapped in the engines they were operating in Lagos State.
The two operators were on Sunday identified by the Nigerian Police as 50-year-old Sunday Usenobong and 35-year-old, Femi Olatunde.
It was learned that Sunday, a staff of Landcraft industry Nig. Ltd, Odogunyan Industrial Estate, Ikorodu, allegedly fell inside a melting hot pot, while operating on the company’s machine.
The deceased was declared by medical experts in the company dead after several tests on him.
On Femi, the Guild gathered that the tragedy occurred at about 20:20pm while operating a molding machine at Multipak Nig. Ltd sited on Plot F28, Kudirat Abiola Way in Oregon, Ikeja.
It was learned that his head was stuck in the machine and consequently, the victim died on the spot.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Bala Elkana, in a statement made available to the Guild, disclosed that the homicide detectives have visited the scene and have evacuated the corpses to a public morgue for autopsy, saying, “Investigation is ongoing”.