27 Nov, 2017 @ 15:46
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Hospital elevator which cut new Andalucia mother IN HALF ‘had its memory erased’ afterwards

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TRAGIC: Rocio and the Sevilla hospital
TRAGIC: Rocio and the Sevilla hospital

A JUDGE investigating how a new mother was cut in half by an elevator has asked police why the computer system operating the lift was erased.

In an official letter to the Policía Científica, the judge asked the force to ‘clarify the reasons for the erasure of the elevator CPU information.’

The CPU is the ‘brain’ of any computer, in this case the one that controls the elevator.

On August 20, new mother Rocio Cortes was being transferred after giving birth to her daughter at the Hospital de Valme de Sevilla.

But as she was half way out of the lift, it quickly closed and attempted to move up, virtually cutting the woman in half and killing her.

But the computer operating system, which would have helped explain why the accident occured, has since been erased.

Although this can happen when there the power supply is disconnected or there is a battery issue, an investigation has revealed neither of these could have caused it.



Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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