Eight people were stranded in a cliff-side lift for more than an hour after workers turned it off and went home.So there were people still in it? So what!
The occupants were released from the carriage after firefighters contacted an engineer who helped restart the 285ft (87m) lift on Wednesday evening.So, they’ll be sacked for gross negligence, then....?
Scarborough council has blamed "staff error" and apologised for the incident.
Brian Bennett, Scarborough Borough Council's head of tourism and culture, said: "At this stage, we are able to confirm that this unfortunate incident was the result of a staff error and not a technical problem with the operation of the lift.Do you really need an ‘operational procedure’ to ensure your staff don’t simply knock off on the dot without checking to see if the lift is empty....?
"We are continuing to investigate the matter fully and are reviewing all our operational procedures.
What sort of people are you employing, for heaven’s sake! And why are you still employing them?