Sunday, December 17, 2017

Elevator at Nizhny Tagil hospital falls six floors, injuring two

Last Friday, an elevator at a Nizhny Tagil hospital plummeted six floors, injuring two nurses.

The State Labor Inspectorate of the Sverdlovsk region has suspended usage of the elevator for 45 days while investigators continue researching the incident, RIA Novosti reports.

Initial reports indicated that the eight passengers aboard the elevator at the time of the incident overloaded the car's weight capacity, causing the elevator to drop six floors before coming to rest on the basement level. Two of the passengers aboard the elevator at the time of the incident were patients of the hospital.

"The cause of the accident was a flagrant violation of the rules and instructions lifter manual elevator - a significant lift capacity," a statement by the State Labor Inspectorate said, according to RIA Novosti.