An accident in a public place has resulted in a man seeking a six-figure personal injury compensation settlement.
Stephen Dinsdale sustained a severe leg injury when a hotel lift he was in fell a distance of around 100 feet in April 2010, the Lancashire Evening Post reports.
At the time of the incident - which occurred at the Hotel Victoria in Newquay - Mr Dinsdale was on a stag weekend with five friends when the elevator got stuck.
The group were stranded in the lift for around 45 minutes but were told by staff at the hotel they would be winched down to the ground floor.
However, the elevator then plummeted to the concrete floor below, leaving the 44-year-old with injuries so severe he has never regained the use of his leg and may still have to have the limb amputated.
"The whole experience was just terrifying," he told the news source.
A spokesman from Russell Jones and Walker added that the hotel had failed to conduct a proper examination of the elevator since 2008.
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Posted by Chris Stevenson