lift shaft

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A passage through which an object may be raised; for example, an elevator shaft.
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The towers, which contain lift shafts, form part of a footbridge at the new Maghull North Station.
We understand that there is a slight discrepancy with the ordnance survey maps in relation to garden boundaries of Mersey Avenue properties, but they are largely accurate and have no material difference on the lift shaft position.
James Merritt had been inspecting the lift shaft at Telent Technologies Services when he was found with serious head injuries on October 11 last year.
The two men, who ran Cardiff Drilling and Sawing Ltd together, were asked to work on cutting through walls next to an old lift shaft so the building could be extended.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "Ambulance staff were told that the woman in her 20s had tried to use the lift but when she stepped into the lift shaft there was nothing there and she fell approximately 25 feet to the bottom of the shaft.
Paramedics reported that the woman had tried to use the lift at the store on Solihull High Street in the West Midlands but fell when she stepped into the lift shaft and found nothing there.
Official documents show the victim was employed on a newly-constructed Ajman building when he fell down the lift shaft on the 21st floor and plunged to the ground.
A West Midlands Fire Service spokesman said: "The firefighter fell eight metres down a lift shaft and was given first aid at the scene.
A MAN who was seen running naked around a busy city centre was later found dead at the bottom of a lift shaft at a construction site.
The wallet was found complete with Lane's driving licence, gym and union membership cards, and a payment plan for a TV and was found by builders working on a lift shaft at a leisure centre in St Ives, Cambs.
Elizabeth Young plunged 10ft down a broken lift shaft at Heathdale Care Home in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside.
"We made the decision that the selected tower crane must have high speed and lifting capacity of more than 5 Mt and should be able to climb within the available lift shaft. We opted for Liebherr, which addressed all the criteria raised by L & T for Minerva."