23-year-old mechanic crushed to death as car parking lift collapses

A police source said safety measures were not in place during the operation of the lift.  

Published: 23rd November 2016 02:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd November 2016 02:08 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: A 23-year-old lift mechanic died when an automatic car parking lift collapsed on him on the ground floor of a residential apartment in Subramanyanagar on Tuesday. A police source said safety measures were not in place during the operation of the lift.  

The car parking lift that came crashing
down on the mechanic in Subramanyanagar
on Tuesday  

Dhananjay, a native of Hassan, was a resident of Peenya where he stayed with his family. He was an employee of Srushti Autotech and had been working there for five months.

Police said the incident took place on Tuesday afternoon. Dhananjay and two other mechanics were servicing the car parking lift at SMR Astra apartment in Gayatrinagar. The lift collapsed, trapping Dhananjay. He was killed immediately.

The other mechanics pulled him out and rushed him to a private hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival.

A case of negligence has been filed against the service company who had installed the lift and was in charge of maintaining it.

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