Spanish hospital elevator malfunction kills patient

August 29, 2017

A female patient at a Seville hospital was killed in an elevator malfunction soon after giving birth to her third child, according to an article on the BBC website.

The woman's gurney was being wheeled out of the elevator when it began to rise with its doors open, leaving part of her body hanging outside.

A porter was reportedly moving the woman to a maternity ward when the doors on the elevator they were in opened and closed a few times. As he attempted to wheel her out of the first elevator to try another one, it began to rise, trapping her.

Regional health minister Marina Alvarez has opened an investigation but told reporters that the elevator had passed safety tests earlier this month.

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