West Virginia governor trapped in mansion elevator

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

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