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One Dead In Mechanical Failure Of New Elevator At Cocoa House


Victor Ayetoro, Head, Corporate Affairs of
Odua Investment Company Limited says the death of a technical staff during the installation of a new elevator at the Cocoa house in Ibadan was due to mechanical failure.

Ayesoro in a statement made available to The Precision NG on Wednesday said the incident also affected three technicians who are already receiving treatments.

Full statement below:

At around 11am this morning, the lift installation team from our contractor handling the installation of the new lift to improve efficiency of work at Odu’a Investment Company Limited 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.

We sympathise with the family of the deceased and pray that God Almighty in His infinite mercy will grant repose to the lost soul and give the family the fortitude to bear the loss.

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