Afhco regrets to confirm a tragic accident that occurred on Sunday morning, 23 June 2019, at one of its properties located in the inner city of Johannesburg, 120 End Street, involving a passenger elevator in the building.
Afhco, its directors and staff, have extended our heartfelt condolences to the deceased’s family and friends during this difficult time, and have wished the other individual involved in the accident a speedy recovery.
The safety of our tenants remains our number one priority and we are working closely with the investigative authorities to ensure that the facilities are safe to use.
At this stage it is unclear exactly what happened and we have appointed an independent lift consultant to conduct an in-depth investigation. The consultant will work with the Department of Labour and the company that supplies and installs the elevators, and maintains them on a monthly basis, to determine the nature and cause of the accident.
The use of the elevator, as well as the other two lifts servicing the high-rise section of the building have been suspended until further notice. As a precautionary measure, the remaining lifts to the low-rise section of the building will also be tested to ensure its safety.