Seven injured after elevator plunges to the ground at Mount Road police station

MARCH 23, 2017
Seven injured after elevator plunges to the ground at Mount Road police station

An investigation is set to be conducted after seven people were injured on Wednesday afternoon when an elevator plunged from the 4th floor of the Mount Road police station building to the ground.

"It was reported that today at about 16:00 the elevator at Mount Road police station plunged from the 4th floor to the ground floor with seven occupants in the lift at the time of the incident," described police spokesperson, Brig Marinda Mills.

"Six female employees and one male employee were injured.

"Four sustained fractured legs while the others were treated for various other injuries. The injured members were stabilised by emergency services on the scene. They were transported to St Georges Hospital for further medical treatment."

She said that the Public Works Department has been informed of the incident.

"The Provincial Commissioner of the Eastern Cape, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga wishes the injured employees a speedy recovery," said Brig Mills.

"She also indicated that a thorough investigation will be conducted into the incident."