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Lift at AIIMS falls from second floor, 5 injured

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Mar 4, 2018, 2:18 am IST
Updated : Mar 4, 2018, 2:18 am IST

The lifts at AIIMS are under “comprehensive” maintenance contract.

The police said that a lift at AIIMS fell from the second floor of a building at about 9.40 AM,  resulting in injuries to five of its occupants.
 The police said that a lift at AIIMS fell from the second floor of a building at about 9.40 AM, resulting in injuries to five of its occupants.

New Delhi: A major tragedy averted after the lift situated in AIIMS Hospital’s M.S. Building’s second floor caved in on Saturday due to a technical glitch and left five persons injured.

The police said that a lift at AIIMS fell from the second floor of a building at about 9.40 AM,  resulting in injuries to five of its occupants. There were 20 people inside the lift, including one lift operator and a hospital staff, when the incident occurred due to failure of ‘stopping mechanism’ of the lift, according to a statement from AIIMS.

The director of AIIMS has constituted a committee headed by the medical superintendent to inquire into causes of lift failure and suggest appropriate measures to tackle it, it said.

Lift number 17, near the office of the medical superintendent at the AIIMS, failed to stop from the second floor to the ground floor and went straight to the lift pit, which has buffer springs, said the statement.

Five passengers of the lift were shifted to the emergency of the hospital and all are stable, the statement said.

The lifts at AIIMS are under “comprehensive” maintenance contract.

The lift under question was last serviced on February 27, it added. The police said that the incident was reported to them at around 11 am  and five persons were reported injured.

“Two were suspected to have suffered fractures,” said a senior police officer.

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