Tema: 23-year-old worker found dead in gum mixing machine

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Tema: 23-year-old worker found dead in gum mixing machine

A worker has been found dead in the machine he was working with at a factory in Tema community 20 in the Greater Accra Region.

The worker who happened to be Emmanuel Azanmessou was found with his body mutilated.

According to reports, he is believed to have been stuck in the machine since last Thursday.

The manager of the company who pleaded anonymity, told the Daily Graphic that, a metal from a running machine must have struck Azanmessou’s head.

The body of the 23-year-old worker has since been deposited at the Police Hospital in Accra.

The public relations officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Effia Tenge, confirmed the incident to the Daily Graphic and said, officials of the company reported to the police that Azanmessou was found dead in the gum making machine around 10:10 am last Thursday.

She said police investigators went to the scene and found the body in the mixing machine.

As a result, the right arm of Azanmessou got stuck in the gum, and in the process of disentangling himself, his right arm got severed.

When Azanmessou was found, his head and left arm had also been damaged severely.

The police removed the body from the machine and conveyed it to the Police Hospital morgue and autopsy.