A worker has died a painful death after a three-storey building owned by Keystone Bank situated in Ikorodu area of Lagos collapsed in early hours of Saturday.
According to a report gathered from Punch Metro, the collapsed building of Keystone bank happened around 7pm which hooked the worker there until he was later confirmed dead as a result of the severe pain he went through.
He was the only worker who was confirmed dead, however other workers were reported to have gotten minor injuries too but were treated and later discharged.
Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu who is the General Manager for Lagos State Emergency Management Agency revealed that based on a rigorous investigation, the canopy which was made of concrete that was initially on top of the door level was collapsed due to the weak structure erected.
He further stated that the debris fell on the labourer who was immersed in the renovation at the time.
He stated, “We activated our emergency response plan and moved to the scene.
Upon arrival, it was discovered that a single storey building belonging to Keystone Bank collapsed while being renovated. A male labourer lost his life from the incident. The artisan was polishing the floor tiles when the canopy collapsed on him.
“LASEMA Response Team, Lagos State Fire Service, Lagos State Building Control Agency and police were at the scene. The concrete canopy attached above door level on ground floor collapsed due to inadequate reinforcement under the weight of concrete. It (concrete) was probably added as an afterthought.”