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Person critically injured in Wellington lift shaft fall

Author
Pierre Nixon,
Publish Date
Thu, 21 Mar 2024, 1:33pm
Emergency services were called to the address in Wellington’s CBD at 6.45pm on Wednesday. Photo / Mark Mitchell
Emergency services were called to the address in Wellington’s CBD at 6.45pm on Wednesday. Photo / Mark Mitchell

Person critically injured in Wellington lift shaft fall

Author
Pierre Nixon,
Publish Date
Thu, 21 Mar 2024, 1:33pm

A person was critically injured following a fall in a lift shaft in central Wellington.

Emergency services were called to the address in Wellington’s CBD at 6.45pm on Wednesday, police said in a statement.

Emergency services were called to the address in Wellington’s CBD at 6.45pm on Wednesday. Photo / Mark Mitchell
Emergency services were called to the address in Wellington’s CBD at 6.45pm on Wednesday. Photo / Mark Mitchell

A Wellington Free Ambulance spokesperson said crews responded to the incident last night and one patient in a critical condition was taken to Wellington Hospital.

The person had an accidental fall at a residential property, but police refused to provide any further details on the incident.

“The family of the person involved has requested privacy and for no further details to be released at this time,” police said.

Stuff is reporting the incident happened in the lift shaft of a car parking building, with offices above on Chews Lane.

It is understood the lift had a fault and that a man opened the door and fell about three floors down the shaft, Stuff reported.

Fire and Emergency shift manager Shannon Lucas said two crews from Wellington and Brooklyn provided support for police and ambulance staff following an incident in Wellington’s CBD yesterday evening.

Lucas referred any further inquiries to police.

More to come.

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