Telangana: Lift crashes from eleventh floor, two persons die

Lift cables snapped and crashed at NCC, killing the duo.

Hyderabad: Two lift technicians who were repairing a faulty lift at the corporate office of Nagarjuna Construction Company (NCC) in Madhapur, died after the lift fell from the 11th floor of the building while they were on top of it carrying out the repairs. Police has booked a case of accidental death against NCC and Johnson Lifts Private Limited, manufacturer of the lift. The deceased were identified as M. Ramesh Kumar, 23 and G. Nagarju, 28, both working as lift technicians for Johnson Lifts.

The corporate office of NCC is located on the 11th floor of a building in Madhapur constructed around six years ago. Johnson Lifts supplied eight lifts in the building, and was looking after the maintenance. Ramesh, Nagaraju and three helpers from Johnson Lifts started working on the faulty lift on Saturday after receiving a complaint the day before.

According to available information, they let the lift stand on the 11th floor. While Ramesh and Nagaraju stood on the lift car and started the repair work, the other three helped from outside. Around 11.30 am, the cables supporting the lift from above snapped and the lift crashed to the ground with great force. Both men standing on the lift car sustained multiple injuries and died on the spot. Police said that they did not notice any safety equipment at the accident spot.

“Prima facie a case of accidental death has been booked against the construction company and the lift firm. Based on the evidence and other clues, further investigation will proceed,” said K. Manmadha Rao, SI, Madhapur police station. Based on a complaint from Ramesh’s father, a case has been registered. The bodies were sent for autopsy.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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