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Stuck in the Eiffel Tower elevator for 4 hours, they want to take legal action

2024-03-01T18:43:45.681Z

Highlights: Stuck in the Eiffel Tower elevator for 4 hours, they want to take legal action. Employees who spent more than four hours in an elevator on the night of February 16 to 17 are considering filing a complaint. They had just completed a simple insulation mission on the second floor of the building and were about to return home when they remained suspended 30 m from the ground. It was ultimately the firefighters from the Research and Intervention Group in Perilous Environments (Grimp) who intervened to rappel them down.


Employees who spent more than four hours in an elevator at the Eiffel Tower on the night of February 16 to 17 are considering filing


Two weeks after the incident, he remains scarred.

This Friday, one of the employees of the company Deep Isolation, a fire protection company, announced to Le Parisien that he was considering filing a complaint.

“It’s not nothing that happened, we could have stayed there.

I found cases of elevator falls.

We were really scared.

» He and two of his colleagues remained stuck in one of the elevators of the Eiffel Tower (7th arrondissement) on the night of Friday February 16 to Saturday February 17, between 3:50 a.m. and 8 a.m.

They had just completed a simple insulation mission on the second floor of the building and were about to return home when they remained suspended 30 m from the ground.

It was ultimately the firefighters from the Research and Intervention Group in Perilous Environments (Grimp) who intervened to rappel the trio down.

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“I saw my life go by”: they spent a night stuck in an elevator at the Eiffel Tower

His colleagues are also considering taking legal action.

“We have had no news either from the Eiffel Tower operating company

(La Sete)

or from Paris town hall.

Not even a little message to know how we are doing, adds this employee.

If they had contacted us just to say

we're sorry,

we wouldn't be here.

This is especially what hurt us.

»

“We also do it to alert”

This Friday evening, Sete told us that it had not heard of this desire to go to court.

In a first article, La Sete indicated to Le Parisien that this “elevator has anti-lifting systems and parachutes which retain the cabin in the event of an incident.

Which means he would never have come off the hook.”

The employee continues: “We also do it to alert.

It could also very well happen to tourists.

» He concludes: “We are arrested, we are marked.

We are hard workers, we don’t like staying at home.”

Contacted by Le Parisien, Me Ilyacine Maallaoui, the lawyer whom this employee contacted, explains: “My client is still marked by this experience to this day but also surprised not to have received any call explaining this failure.

It does not rule out initiating legal proceedings.”

Source: leparis

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