Collapsing food elevator kills waiter

2013-05-28 02:21:02 GMT2013-05-28 10:21:02(Beijing Time)  Shanghai Daily

A 23-year-old waiter was crushed by a falling food elevator in a restaurant in Suzhou on Saturday, today's Yangtze Evening News reported.

The food elevator smashed his head as he poked his head into the shaft to check. He was jammed in the gap and people around him called the police immediately. The waiter was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.

Preliminary investigation showed that it was a broken cable that resulted in the collapse of the elevator.

Xing Dongsheng, an official with the Suzhou Quality and Technical Supervision Bureau, said the food elevator was installed by the restaurant owner and had never been examined or serviced.

The restaurant has been closed as authorities are investigating the accident.

Editor: Yu Runze
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