KRESTA LAUREL not responsible for elevator crash at Cocoa House, Ibadan - MD
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KRESTA LAUREL not responsible for elevator crash at Cocoa House, Ibadan -MD

“Kresta Laurel Limited replaced two of the elevators about ten years ago and both elevators are working and are in good condition.

The management of Kresta Laurel Limited, engineering establishment that majors in electro-mechanical systems, has said the company was not responsible for Cocoa House elevator collapse that killed one person and injured three others.

The elevator reportedly crashed around 11 am on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, while it was being repaired.

In a statement signed by the managing director of the company, Engr. Dideolu Falobi, and obtained by newsheadline247, said it “sympathize with the management of Cocoa House, the family and friends of the victims of the incident,” but it was constrained by the linking of its name to the incident to make clarifications.

Falobi disclosed that the company “replaced two of the elevators about ten years ago and both elevators are working and are in good condition.”

He stated further that, “The Management of Cocoa House decided to replace one of the remaining two elevators and the contract for the replacement was awarded to another contractor NOT KRESTA LAUREL LIMITED.”

The statement reads; “Our attention has been drawn to information trending on the Social Media in respect of the unfortunate incident on one of the old and non-functioning elevators at the Cocoa House, Ibadan which happened on January 6, 2021.

“While we sympathize with the management of Cocoa House, the family and friends of the victims of the incident, we are constrained by the linking of our name to the incident to clarify as follows:

“Four elevators were installed in Cocoa House, Ibadan about 30 years ago.

“Kresta Laurel Limited replaced two of the elevators about ten years ago and both elevators are working and are in good condition.

“The Management of Cocoa House decided to replace one of the remaining two elevators and the contract for the replacement was awarded to another contractor NOT KRESTA LAUREL LIMITED.

“The accident happened while the elevator was being dismantled in readiness for the installation of a new one by the new contractor.

“Again, our condolences go to the family of the dead and we pray that the injured would be restored to perfect health.

For emphasis, we reiterate that neither Kresta Laurel Limited nor any of its staff or agents were involved in this incident.

“Thank you”

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