Lift pits teeming with life - and lost items

Chevalier lift technician Vinod Balakrishnan was once directed to the wrong lift and wasted an hour. Lift technicians are the only ones qualified to enter the lift pit and have to deal with whatever dead or alive animal they find there.
Chevalier lift technician Vinod Balakrishnan was once directed to the wrong lift and wasted an hour. Lift technicians are the only ones qualified to enter the lift pit and have to deal with whatever dead or alive animal they find there.ST PHOTO: LEE JIA WEN
Items found in a lift pit, including a poster.
Items found in a lift pit, including a poster.PHOTO: ST READER
Lift technicians are expected to deal with whatever is in the lift pit as they are the only ones qualified to enter the area.
Lift technicians are expected to deal with whatever is in the lift pit as they are the only ones qualified to enter the area.ST PHOTO: LEE JIA WEN

Technicians find cats, dead rats as well as car keys, cellphones and a birthday card

Most lift users focus on the floor they wish to go to, without giving a thought to what is beneath them.

And this may be for the best, for what is down in the lift pits could be scurrying - or slithering.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 12, 2018, with the headline 'Lift pits teeming with life - and lost items'. Print Edition | Subscribe