HERE’S THE SCOOP:
- Mansion staff sprang into action last week when the governor fell victim to peril.
- A mansion elevator stopped working and left Gov. Jim Justice trapped inside.
- Recuers used a crowbar to quickly breach the elevator’s doors.
At the Governor’s Mansion in Charleston, West Virginia, staff sprang into action last week when the governor fell victim to peril. A mansion elevator malfunctioned, leaving Gov. Jim Justice trapped inside.
Luckily, mansion staff, state police, and General Services personnel formed a rescue team. Then, they quickly used a crowbar to breach the elevator’s doors.
About a half-hour passed before the governor was able to escape.
“I appreciate those who helped out this afternoon and the expressions of concern I’ve received,” Justice said in a statement.
The elevator recently claimed First lady Cathy Justice as a victim recently, the governor’s office said.
“I’m just fine, thankfully, and so is Cathy after having a similar problem a few weeks ago,” the governor said. “I’ve asked maintenance and safety personnel to thoroughly inspect the elevator to determine how to prevent this from happening again, and to conduct a full review of the safety and soundness of the entire structure.”
Source: New York Post