Industrial Hazard: Man Falls From Building Top, Dies in Hospital

A young man, Mr. Johnson Nwodah, a roofer and indigene of Ishiagu village, Okposhi Umuoghara Autonomous community in Ezza North LGA, Ebonyi State, on Thursday, 17th October, 2019 was said to have fallen from a two-storey building belonging to Spera in-Deo and died on the spot.

Our reporter who visited the deceased village was told by his paternal uncle, Mr. Nwogodo Nwodah that on the fateful day, his nephew left home for the work out-sourced to him by a contractor, Mr. Peter Ugbanwu.

When Late Johnson got to the site, he climbed the roof and started working, but while he was laying the roof, his legs slipped off from the surface of the roofing sheets, he fell and crashed his head on the ground

He said that the deceased left home hale and hearty that morning without having premonition of the misfortune that lurked at his place of work, and the family members never envisaged any misfortune until around noon when the tragic news of the occupational hazard struck them.

Mr. Nwogodo further described the victim as their respected son who had determined to change the fortunes of the whole family through hard work.

They were sad and meanwhile frowned on the manner by which life of the industrious young man was cut short by unforeseen circumstance.

Another family member, Mr. Chukwuma Ogbule Nwodah told Citizens’ Advocate that the accident was severe and that it claimed his life immediately as the victim’s skull was broken.

Mr. Chukwuma also told us that the deceased was the third son and bread winner of his family, having lost his father few years ago.

He said, “We are in deep shock to hear this sudden saddening news at this time. We are still in shock. How are we going to recover from this shock?”

The remains were taken to Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki (AE-FETHA) 1 morgue pending burial.

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