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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C
PA A police tent is erected at Cambridge Circus in London, after a man died after being crushed by a telescopic urinal.
# Cambridge Circus
Man dies after being crushed by hydraulic urinal in central London
The incident took place at Cambridge Circus in central London.

A MAN HAS died after being crushed by a hydraulic urinal in London’s West End.

A hydraulic urinal is one that is hydraulically raised and lowered into the ground.

Emergency services tried to save the man, who has not been named, but he died at the scene today.

Ambulance crews, an air ambulance and firefighters were dispatched at 1.05pm and police were called five minutes later.

The incident took place at Cambridge Circus on the junction between Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road.

The man was freed earlier today but was pronounced dead soon after.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “We’re sorry to have to update that, despite the efforts of emergency services, the man who was critically injured in Cambridge Circus was pronounced dead at the scene.

“His next of kin have been informed. Cordons remain in place at the location

“Police were called at around 1.10pm to a seriously injured man at Cambridge Circus, W1.

“The man is thought to have sustained crush injuries while working on a telescopic urinal at the location.”

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called today at 1.05pm to reports of an incident on Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross.

“We sent a number of resources to the scene, including an ambulance crew, members of our hazardous area response team, members of our tactical response unit and a medic in a fast response car.

“We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.”

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