The girl died after the elevator after she was shot on the 30th floor. The girl was trapped in an elevator on the first floor of an apartment block in Ankang Jinhaiwan District, Zhanjiang City, China, on Sunday evening. He sought help from friends and family, the Chinese newsletter The Paper reported. Shortly afterwards, a maintenance team arrived at the scene, where they opened the exterior elevator door and saw that the elevator inside was slowly sliding upwards.
Several colleagues were immediately taken to the top floor of the building when the car suddenly sped upwards. The car hit the top of the 30th floor, causing it to “deform”, and crews tried to rescue the passenger. Emergency services worked for an hour to free the girl inside the hospital before she was taken to the hospital, where she died of her injuries, Newsweek reported. Zia Gong, former deputy head of the Zhanjiang Labor Safety and Health Inspection Station, told The Paper that people usually fear the elevator would go down, but the elevator is more likely to hit the top floor (although it is still very unlikely).
It is believed that when the brake spreads in two directions, the counter-balance shoots the lift shaft, causing the lift to rocket upwards. The elevator was installed in 2014 and is subject to regular inspection according to the Zhanjiang Special Inspection Institute.
However, according to Jia Gang, the safety inspections did not include the strength and safety tests of the lift brake rods, as the brakes industry believed that they would be able to withstand huge amounts of energy. Instead of inspections tend to focus on the braking power and the release of the brakes. After inspecting the scene, he believes the accident was the result of a production error, but an official investigation is underway to determine the cause.
“I’ve never had a lift rod broken,” Gong told The Paper. In the industry it is very unlikely to happen. This is unprecedented.”