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Farrell died from traumatic shock due to crushed ribs

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St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN):  Askeo Farrell (Jeffers) died from traumatic shock due to multiple fractures to his rib cage and sternum, according to an autopsy performed on Sunday.

Farrell's body was found in the shaft of the elevator in the main terminal at the RLB International Airport on Sunday, nearly two days after he had been sent to do repairs on the lift.  The thirty one year old's body was discovered wedged between the outside of the elevator and the wall of the shaft.  

A family member told WINN FM that Farrell had asked his girlfriend to collect him from work on Friday afternoon.  She is said to have waited at the airport for two hours before giving up, and calling a relative to see if she knew where he was. 

Forced to wait the requisite 24 hours before an adult can be reported missing, family members went to police on Sunday morning.   WINN FM understands that it was around this time that personnel at the airport noted an unpleasant scent coming from the elevator.   

The family has questioned how he could be allowed to work on the elevator on his own, and why no one at SCASPA seemed to notice that he never reported back after being given the assignment.

A physician who spoke to WINN FM on Wednesday said that given the circumstances of a major crush force, his death should have been almost immediate.

SCASPA has scheduled a press conference for this afternoon (Thursday, April 3, 2014).

 UPDATE:  Read full statement from Minister of Transport made at Thursday's Press Briefing HERE.

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