JMG Limited, the contractor handling the replacement of one of the non-functioning elevators at Cocoa House, Ibadan, has reacted to the crash killed one of their staff and injured three others.
Recall that one of the elevators that was being installed on Wednesday suffered a mechanical failure, resulting in the lift car dropping and crashing into the basement pit. One of the technicians working on the lift died immediately while the remaining three suffered injuries.
But the company in a statement by its management on Friday regretted what happened, assuring that investigation into the incident had commenced.
While sympathising with the families of everyone affected by the incident, the company said it is doing everything possible to ensure that satisfactory medical attention are given to those who sustained injuries.
The statement read in part: “JMG Limited, the contractor handling the replacement of one of the non-functioning elevators at Cocoa House in Ibadan deeply regrets the unfortunate incident that occurred on January 6, 2021 whilst the old elevator was being dismantled.
“The incident resulted in the death of one member of the JMG contracting team and injuries to three others.
“JMG has deployed its management to take charge of the situation and investigations into the cause of the accident are being carried out.
“The tragic incident has also been reported to the Police with whom JMG are cooperating.
“In addition, JMG is liasing with the medical team at the hospital to ensure that those who sustained injuries receive satisfactory care.
“The management of JMG Limited hereby expresses its profound sympathy to the families of everyone affected by this unfortunate incident and pray for grace to stand firm in this trying period.
“The company will issue a more detailed statement once investigations have been completed.”