A man has died after being crushed underneath a hydraulic public toilet in the heart of central London’s theater district. The man was “seriously injured” after being trapped underground and emergency services were called to Charing Cross Road in the West End shortly after 1pm on Friday.
According to a statement by the London Fire Brigade, “Firefighters worked with partner agencies and used a winch to free him. He was placed in the care of London Ambulance Service and placed in the care of the London Ambulance Service. reported dead at the scene. Four fire engines and approximately 25 firefighters from the Soho, Euston and Dowgate fire stations were on the scene.”
The Metropolitan Police said: “We regret to update that, despite the efforts of emergency services, the man critically injured at the Cambridge Circus has been pronounced dead at the scene. his body has been reported. located at the location.”
We regret to update that, despite the efforts of emergency services, the man critically injured at the Cambridge Circus was pronounced dead at the scene. His relatives have been notified.
Cordons remain in place at the site.
— MPS Westminster (@MPSWestminster) January 27, 2023
According to a report by guardianEarlier, a Met spokesman said the man is believed to have suffered a compression injury while working on a telescopic urinal. The incident happened at the intersection of Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road, near Leicester Square.
Tubular urinals, or outdoor public urinals, have been on the streets of London for more than a decade.
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