Elevator crushes man to death

Firefighters lifting the victim's body that was pinned by an elevator at a shopping mall apartment in Kota Samarahan.

KOTA SAMARAHAN: A man was crushed to death by an elevator at a shopping mall apartment here while carrying out maintenance work.

The victim, 39, was pronounced dead by medical personnel at the scene.

Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) operations centre said a distress call regarding the incident was received at 9.56am on Wednesday (Jan 27).

Nine firefighters were deployed to the scene soon after.

“The operations commander reported that a man was pinned while doing elevator maintenance work.

“The firefighters were assisted by the building management in removing the victim,” the spokesman said in a statement.

The body was then handed over to the police for further action.