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Woman dead in dumb waiter

world Updated: Dec 04, 2012 00:36 IST

A Japanese restaurant worker died early on Monday in an accident involving a dumb waiter ­- a small elevator for carrying food and plates from one floor to another in a restaurant - police said. The circumstances of 28-year-old woman's death were unclear police said.

This happens a month after a hotel cleaner in Tokyo was crushed to death when she stepped into a moving lift. The machinery involved in the accident is of Japanese make.