Ramada Jarvis fined after death of guest

26 September 2005
Ramada Jarvis fined after death of guest

Ramada Jarvis Hotels has been fined £400,000 by a Scottish court after a guest fell to his death from a faulty lift.

Edinburgh Sheriff Court was told last week that despite 30 recommendations to upgrade the lift no action had been taken because the £20,000 required was not available.

Fareham was killed after the antiquated lift at the hotel - known to be unreliable - got stuck between floors and he fell trying to escape to the level below.

In a statement Jarvis said: "We have co-operated fully with the authorities throughout their investigation and extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Mr Fareham."

By Chris Druce

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