22 Oct '11, 1am

Cargo lift plunges 1-storey, duo suffer light injuries

Cargo lift plunges 1-storey, duo suffer light injuries

Two cars were damaged after a malfunctioning cargo lift in a Kaki Buki industrial building sent steel beams and machine parts crashing through the first-floor roof on Thursday. -- PHOTO: SHIN MIN By Tham Yuen-C Two men emerged shaken but mostly unhurt from a cargo lift which plunged one floor in an industrial building in Kaki Bukit Avenue 3 on Thursday. They were believed to have been on the way down in Block 1 of KB-1 building when the lift car suddenly dropped, and came to a juddering halt between the third and second floors. Two cars parked on the first-floor carpark were damaged. Steel beams and some machine parts, dislodged by the malfunctioning lift, had crashed through the roof of the first floor, sending a pile of metal and plaster onto the cars. The two men were trapped for about 20 minutes until lift technicians freed them. Their names were not released.

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