- WARNING: DISTURBING FOOTAGE
- 18-year-old waiter had his body stuck in a dumbwaiter when he put dishes in
- The lift went down suddenly, dragging his body along until it hit a wooden panel
- He died in hospital after being rescued by firefighters in Ningbo, eastern China
A new waiter in east China has died after getting his body caught in a faulty dumbwaiter which suddenly plunged downwards.
The 18-year-old man had his upper body trapped between the lift and a wooden panel when he was placing the dishes into the carrier.
He was freed by the firefighters in 10 minutes, but was later pronounced dead in the hospital.
An 18-year-old waiter has his body trapped in a food lift when he was putting dishes inside
The lift goes down suddenly while he leans forward into the lift on the first floor of a restaurant
CCTV footage has emerged showing the moment the waiter, wearing a black T-shirt, worked on the first floor as he peered into the lift.
But the dumbwaiter suddenly went down and he did not manage to get out in time.
According to The Paper, the 18-year-old has recently started working in a restaurant in Yinzhou district of Ningbo, Zhejiang Province.
Firefighters were called to the scene and cut the wire of the lift door before breaking the wooden board
A colleague, left, said the 18-year-old has his neck and chest pressed by the lift
Firefighters cut off the door wire and breaks the wooden panel before dragging him out
They freed the man from the faulty lift in 10 minutes.
A colleague told the firefighter that the man had his neck and chest pressed by the dumb waiter.
The waiter subsequently died in the hospital after the rescue.
It’s known that there were two dumbwaiters used in the four-storey restaurant, but investigation will have to be carried out to find out the cause of the accident.