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Woman dies after dumbwaiter accident in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung

Woman’s neck got stuck in chute, police investigate reason for accident

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Dumbwaiter. (Wikimedia Commons photo)

Dumbwaiter. (Wikimedia Commons photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman has died after being fatally wounded in a dumbwaiter accident at a rice cake store in Kaohsiung.

The incident occurred on the second floor of a store in the city’s Qianjin District on Friday (May 6), per CNA. The 48-year-old woman surnamed Lee, (李) was a cake deliverer and as she was loading the cake into a dumbwaiter, her neck became stuck in the chute.

Police were notified of the accident at 7:40 a.m. by a woman surnamed Chen (陳). The city’s fire department dispatched rescue workers to the scene.

However, by the time the rescue workers arrived and broke open the dumbwaiter, Lee had already passed away. Police are investigating the reason for the accident.