Parliament lift accident probed

2013-04-07 08:51
South Africa's Parliament (AFP)

South Africa's Parliament (AFP)

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Cape Town - Labour inspectors have launched an investigation into a lift that malfunctioned at a Parliament building, injuring several people, the labour department said on Saturday.

"Labour inspectors have initiated investigations into the incident and will be reporting to [labour] minister Mildred Oliphant in due course," said spokesperson Musa Zondi in a statement.

Seven cleaners were injured when a lift malfunctioned in Parliament on Friday night.

Parliament spokesperson Luzuko Jacobs told SABC that the contract workers were taken to hospital for observation after the accident in Marks Building.

The building, which houses the SABC studios and the opposition parties offices, was cordoned off until engineers could certify the safety of the elevators.

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