Man crushed to death under outdoor urinal in London
LONDON — A pop-up urinal crushed a man to death in London’s theater district on Friday, police said.
Firefighters used a winch to free the man after he became trapped under a hydraulic urinal in Cambridge Circus, a busy intersection in the city’s West End.
The Metropolitan Police said the man “would have sustained crush injuries while working on a telescopic urinal”. The force said that “despite the efforts of the emergency services” he was pronounced dead at the scene.
His identity has not been revealed.
Retractable urinals are scattered throughout London’s entertainment districts, stored underground during the day and raised at night.
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