Mother and baby trapped in lift at Marks and Spencer, Worcester

Mother and baby trapped in store's lift

Mother and baby trapped in store's lift

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A MOTHER and baby were trapped for 40 minutes in a lift at a High Street store this morning.

Firefighters freed the woman and her child from the lift in Marks and Spencer, Worcester.

A yellow safety guard has been placed across the smaller of the store's two lifts.

The crew was called to the store at about 9am.

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11:03am Tue 26 Aug 14

presterjohn says...

If they were called out at 09.00 they should have had them out within half an hour at the most. If the manager has not lost the key to the lift it should not even cause any damage to the lift. It is not that hard a job to actually do.
If they were called out at 09.00 they should have had them out within half an hour at the most. If the manager has not lost the key to the lift it should not even cause any damage to the lift. It is not that hard a job to actually do. presterjohn
  • Score: -12

11:43am Tue 26 Aug 14

CJH says...

Got to love an armchair expert arguing the toss about an extra 10 minutes on a job he wasn't even present at. I'm reminded of a bloke I used to work with, who when a colleague offered him the Readers Digest DIY manual to help him with a job, replied 'no thanks there's nothing in there I don't know'.
Got to love an armchair expert arguing the toss about an extra 10 minutes on a job he wasn't even present at. I'm reminded of a bloke I used to work with, who when a colleague offered him the Readers Digest DIY manual to help him with a job, replied 'no thanks there's nothing in there I don't know'. CJH
  • Score: 30

11:47pm Tue 26 Aug 14

mooble says...

This happened to me when my son was a baby 4 years ago. However the lift tried to close on the buggy trapping my son's car seat. After a struggle I managed to free him. I did send them a letter as at the time I was so much in shock at what could have happened I just walked away and went straight home. They replied with a defensive letter and a £20 voucher! Bit of an insult really.
This happened to me when my son was a baby 4 years ago. However the lift tried to close on the buggy trapping my son's car seat. After a struggle I managed to free him. I did send them a letter as at the time I was so much in shock at what could have happened I just walked away and went straight home. They replied with a defensive letter and a £20 voucher! Bit of an insult really. mooble
  • Score: -12

11:54pm Tue 26 Aug 14

CJH says...

mooble wrote:
This happened to me when my son was a baby 4 years ago. However the lift tried to close on the buggy trapping my son's car seat. After a struggle I managed to free him. I did send them a letter as at the time I was so much in shock at what could have happened I just walked away and went straight home. They replied with a defensive letter and a £20 voucher! Bit of an insult really.
Why was it an insult? As you didn't report it at the time it was your word against theirs wasn't it? You were lucky to get £20 and fortunate that your son was unharmed, which is the most important thing isn't it? As for being defensive - of course they were, any lawyer will tell you that you NEVER admit liability without proof!
[quote][p][bold]mooble[/bold] wrote: This happened to me when my son was a baby 4 years ago. However the lift tried to close on the buggy trapping my son's car seat. After a struggle I managed to free him. I did send them a letter as at the time I was so much in shock at what could have happened I just walked away and went straight home. They replied with a defensive letter and a £20 voucher! Bit of an insult really.[/p][/quote]Why was it an insult? As you didn't report it at the time it was your word against theirs wasn't it? You were lucky to get £20 and fortunate that your son was unharmed, which is the most important thing isn't it? As for being defensive - of course they were, any lawyer will tell you that you NEVER admit liability without proof! CJH
  • Score: 11

2:46pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Jabbadad says...

Whoops answers some of the rubbish posted here. If those who have posted have ever been stuck in a lift (shop lifter or not, and were they falsly imprisoned? ) then okay offer comments, if not keep quiete, since it is one of the most frightening experiences you could imagine. (And yes I have some years back now.)
Whoops answers some of the rubbish posted here. If those who have posted have ever been stuck in a lift (shop lifter or not, and were they falsly imprisoned? ) then okay offer comments, if not keep quiete, since it is one of the most frightening experiences you could imagine. (And yes I have some years back now.) Jabbadad
  • Score: -3
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