CCTV Footage Shows Worker Falling To His Death From Elevator Shaft On His 1st Day Of Work

The victim reportedly fell from the third floor to the ground floor after the elevator started descending.

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Closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage has revealed the moments before a supermarket staff fell into an elevator shaft and died on his first day of work

According to Harian Metro, the incident took place at a supermarket on Jalan Sultan Iskandar in Bintulu, Sarawak last Monday, 11 April.

The deceased was identified as 18-year-old Andrew Munding Kuling.

Based on CCTV footage that went viral on Facebook, the victim is seen walking over a pile of boxes next to an elevator used to carry goods.

The 18-year-old and a colleague, both wearing black T-shirts, approach the elevator after noticing some boxes had fallen on top of it, which likely caused the elevator to stop moving.

Once they removed the boxes from the elevator roof and it starts moving again, the victim — who is standing at the edge of the door — suddenly falls backwards with two boxes of goods falling with him.

China Press reported yesterday, 17 April, that Andrew fell from the third floor to the ground floor.

The 18-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene

Speaking to reporters on Monday last week, the Bintulu Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) Bintulu Zone 5 chief, Wan Kamarudin Wan Ahmad, said they received a distress call at 5.21pm, and when they arrived at the scene, they found the victim lying on the ground.

They believe the victim was crushed by the elevator that was used to carry goods in the building, reported The Borneo Post.

The victim's body was handed to the police and an investigation is underway.

It is learnt that it was Andrew's first day of working on the day of the incident

Speaking to reporters from Sin Chew Daily, the mother said it is heartbreaking that her son could not realise his dream to study in a college.

Although her son's school grades were average, the mother shared that he had completed the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and was waiting for his results.

He had taken the initiative to search for universities and the course he wanted to study, the mother lamented.

Image via Sin Chew Daily

"My son has always been very obedient and well-behaved. Because of the poor family conditions, he was very sensible and went to look for a job on his own, hoping to lighten the family's financial burden," she said.

The mother said she did not ask him to look for a job while he waited for his SPM results. She was elated after knowing her son received a job offer, so she did not stop him from accepting it.

But she said she did not expect her son would die on the first day of work.

The video of the incident can be found below:

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