Porter dies as service lift at Big Bazaar develops glitch

Porter dies as service lift at Big Bazaar develops glitch

A 40-year-old loader died when a service lift crushed his head following a technical snag on Friday morning, police said. The accident occurred around 9 am at a Big Bazaar outlet in West Bengaluru’s GT World Mall, close to the Magadi Road police station.

Srinivas was busy loading items into the lift that was to be taken to the upper floors. The lift reached the first floor and stopped. He came out of the lift, closed the grille and put his hands through it to reach the outside switches as those inside were not working. He managed to press the switch to reach the upper floor but his hands got stuck and the lift started moving up. The lift’s door frame crushed his head, killing him instantly, police quoted eyewitnesses as saying.

Srinivas was a contract loader at Big Bazaar and lived in Bhuvaneshwari Nagar, KP Agrahara, with his wife and two sons.

Police have opened a case of causing death due to negligence and are investigating as to who is responsible for the tragedy. Srinivas’s family cried foul after talking to his colleagues who said the lift was not maintained properly and had technical glitches which were not attended to since it was a service elevator.

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