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A London worker has died after being crushed by a urinal

A man doing maintenance work was crushed by a telescopic urinal at Cambridge Circus in London’s West End theater district on Friday afternoon, police confirmed.

“We are sorry to have to report that, despite the best efforts of the emergency services, the man seriously injured at Cambridge Circus was pronounced dead at the scene,” the Metropolitan Police said on Twitter.

The man’s family has been notified, police said.

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More than two dozen rescuers worked using a winch to free the unidentified man after he became trapped under the urinal.

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The telescopic urinals, placed in the area 20 years ago, remain underground during the day and hydraulically rise during the night to reduce urination in the streets, according to BBC News.

More than two dozen rescuers worked using a winch to free the unidentified man after he became trapped under the urinal.

A London worker has died after being crushed under a telescopic urinal in the city’s West End district.

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“Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the friends and family of the worker who tragically died earlier today at this West End location,” a Westminster City Council member said in a statement, according to the BBC. “We are on site supporting our contractor and the emergency services and will assist all investigations in any way we can.”

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