A man was killed after he fell into a shaft of the lift by accident. Police said that Janardhanan, 45, of Kaitharam, Paravoor, was employed as security personnel at Chaitanya ENT Hospital at Kadavanthra.

Due to some technical snag, the lift cabin had not arrived to the fifth floor from where he stepped in.

The cabin was stuck at first floor and he fell on the top of the cabin. He was killed on the spot, said the police. The incident occurred at around 5.30 p.m.

The body is being kept at the General Hospital.