La Mercy: lift crushes worker

2012-06-14 00:00

A MAN was crushed to death while working on a lift at a hotel on the North Coast yesterday.

The 53-year-old technician from Express Lifts died on the scene when one of the lifts he was doing maintenance on fell and crushed him, said police spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Mdunge.

He added that an inquest docket has been opened for investigation by Tongaat police.

The incident happened at about 12.30 pm at the three-star La Mercy Beach Hotel in Tongaat.

Express Lifts failed to come back to The Witness when contacted for comment.

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