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Damaged retail cargo elevator falls killing employee from E. Jakarta

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, June 17 2008   /  10:05 am

A cargo elevator fell from the second floor of the Sun Star shop building near Tanah Abang market, Central Jakarta, on Monday, killing one employee. The employee, identified as Sarwo Utomo, 42, an East Jakarta city resident, was already dead when he was taken by taxi to Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital in Central Jakarta. Sarwo had worked at the shop for three years. "He was the backbone of his family. His wife, is in their house along with their one-year old daughter now because she is too shocked to come here," Sutjipto, Sarwo's uncle told reporters at the hospital. He said the family had retracted a report to the police because they considered the death to be an accident. "We refused any autopsy because we want to bring his body to the house and bury him this afternoon," said Sutjipto. He said he hoped the company boss...