Woman Dies After Being Trapped In An Elevator For A Month
In a statement posted Saturday, the Gaoling district government said two maintenance workers turned off the power source on Jan. 30 to the elevator in a residential building after they were called to check on a glitch.
When they returned a month later, on March 1, for repairs, they found a female corpse there, the government said.
The woman was identified as a 43-year-old resident who was living by herself. Police ruled out any foul play but concluded her death was caused by the gross negligence on the part of the maintenance crew in a case of involuntary manslaughter, the government said.
China has poor records on workplace safety where proper safety procedures and practices are routinely ignored.
If you have relatives or friends living on their own, make sure you check in on them before they got trapped in an elevator for a month!