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1 Dead, 3 Injured As Elevator Crashed in Cocoa House, Ibadan

A technician working on one of the elevators of the Cocoa House building, a property of Odu’a investment was reportedly killed when the elevator crashed…

A technician working on one of the elevators of the Cocoa House building, a property of Odu’a investment was reportedly killed when the elevator crashed on Wednesday morning.

Head, Corporate Affairs of the investment, Victor Ayetoro who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust in Ibadan on Wednesday said while working on the lift, it suffered a mechanical failure.

He said; “around 11am this morning, the lift installation team from our contractor handling the lift and who were working on dismantling the old lift in readiness for a new lift instalment, while working on the lift suffered a mechanical failure. The said failure resulted in the lift car dropping and crashing into the basement pit.

“Unfortunately, one of the technicians in the team did not survive the incident.

“Three other technicians suffered minor injuries and have been taken to the hospital for check up/ treatment.

“The head office of the company has been informed and their representatives have arrived to take charge of the situation while the Police have also been informed.”

Earlier, our correspondent learnt that the elevator was recently repaired and has been over worked before it crashed.

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