One person had been confirmed dead while three others were injured at the Cocoa House, Dugbe, Ibadan town of Oyo State on Wednesday, 6th January, 2020 due to mechanical failure of the elevator in the building during installation.
In a statement released by the Head of Corporate Affairs of Odua Investment Company Limited, Mr Victor Ayetoro, to affirm the incident.
He said: “At around 11am this morning, the lift installation team from our contractor handling the installation of the new lift to improve efficiency of work at Odua Investment Company Limited while working on the lift, suffered a mechanical failure.
“The said failure resulted in the lift car dropping and crashing into the basement pit.
“Unfortunately, one of the technicians in the team did not survive the incident.
“Three other technicians suffered minor injuries and have been taken to the hospital for check-up/ treatment.
“The head office of the company has been informed and their representatives have arrived to take charge of the situation while the police have also been informed”.