Man Dies After Falling Off Elevator At WAEC Building

An employee of the Odi-Olowo Local Council Development Area, Lagos, died on Wednesday after falling off a moving lift on the eighth floor of the 12-storey building of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).

The spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, Mr Joseph Jaiyeoba, who confirmed the incident to newsmen, said that the mangled body of the deceased was recovered from the ground floor of the building.

Jaiyeoba, who could not give the name of the deceased, said the victim was said to have stepped out of the lift when the doors opened midway on the eighth floor.

He explained that the victim, assuming that the lift had reached its destination, stepped into the air, fell off and hit the ground.

Jaiyeoba said that the remains of the deceased had been deposited at the mortuary while police investigation continued into the matter.

Mr Yussuf Ari, WAEC spokesman, who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), expressed the council’s regret over the death of the man. (NAN)

3 Comments

  • Biggest elevator accident lie I av ever heard!, it shld be i̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ vestigated properly ,distance between landing door nd @̤̥̣̈̊̇п̲̣̣̥d̶̲̥̅̊ car door ȋ̝̊̅ڪ just 30mm (world standard more over I̶̲̥̅̊f̶̲̥̅̊ he fell frm withind d car he shld b picked from inside d pit @̤̥̣̈̊̇п̲̣̣̥d̶̲̥̅̊ not  ‎​ d ground floor °ƒ the buildain,”waec has killed some one now looking F♠я̩̥̊ Ǎ̜̣̍ lie τ̅☺ tell people”av been practicing elevator engineering going 2 five years nd the kind °ƒ lift @ waec buildind yaba A̶̲̥̅♏ familiar wif

  • Doesn’t make sense! Get your fact right. The only way he can fall of the lift to the ground floor is if the floor of the lift tore open. Maybe he open the door to step INTO (NOT OUT) of the lift.

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