LONDON—A pop-up urinal crushed a man to death in London’s theater district Friday, police said.
Firefighters used a winch to free the man after he became trapped under a hydraulic urinal at Cambridge Circus, a busy intersection in the city’s West End.
The Metropolitan Police force said the man “is thought to have sustained crush injuries while working on a telescopic urinal.” The force said that “despite the efforts of emergency services,” he was pronounced dead at the scene.
A police tent is erected at Cambridge Circus on the junction between Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road in London on Jan. 27, 2023. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
His identity was not released.
The retractable urinals are dotted throughout London’s entertainment districts, stored below ground during the day and raised at night.