3 injured in elevator accident

3 men are recovering in hospital on Tuesday after sustaining serious injuries while repairing an elevator.

The broken lift in Sunninghill. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - Three men are recovering in hospital after sustaining serious injuries while repairing an elevator in Johannesburg.

The lift was suspended three floors in when a rope snapped, sending the lift crashing to the ground floor.

The men were working in the suburb of Sunninghill.

Netcare 911's Jeff Wicks said: "The men were working on the lift which had been suspended by ropes at the third floor. The men were treated and stabilised at the scene and then they were transported to by ambulance to the Netcare Sunninghill hospital for further treatment."