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Watch That First Step! Grab Driver Falls 4 Floors in Empty Elevator Shaft

The bottom of the elevator shaft. (Photo: Pattaya Mail with permission.

Next time an elevator door opens, make sure you don’t have your nose in your phone.

A Grab Food deliveryman in Chonburi learned that lesson the hard way when he stepped into what he thought was the lift only to plunge four stories when the elevator car wasn’t there.

The driver, who lived in the building, had his face in his telephone, reading an order he’d just been assigned to pick up and deliver.

The deliveryman suffered life-threatening injuries, breaking legs, arms and ribs in the fall at the apartment building near the Muang Electricity Market in Samed Subdistrict of Chonburi’s Muang District.

Satawit Pongprasert, a paramedic with the Thammarat Samaneerat Rescue Squad, declined to name the victim, but said the doors opened as usual, but the car was stuck at the bottom of the shaft.

A police investigation is underway.