Four killed after elevator falls 13 floors

Four killed after elevator falls 13 floors

PUTRAJAYA: Four construction workers have been killed after the elevator they were in fell from a height of 13 floors at a construction site in Precint 15H here.

Putrajaya OCPD Asst Comm Abdul Razak Abdul Majid said the elevator fell after an apparent mechanical malfunction at about 10.45am yesterday.

"Three Indonesian workers, aged between 20 and 40, died on the spot from injuries to their head and body.

"The sole survivor, a Bangladeshi national in his 20s, died while being treated at Hospital Putrajaya," he added.

ACP Abdul Razak said the elevator had a maximum lifting weight of 2,000kg and was used to transport workers and cargo.

"All four workers were in the elevator with about 1,200kg of cement bags when the mishap occurred.

"We believe it was caused by a malfunction in the pulley mechanism," he said.

The bodies were sent to Hospital Putrajaya for an autopsy.

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