Top ten worst lift call out locations

To highlight the problem of lift call outs, London Fire Brigade have released the top ten worst offenders for non-emergency calls to people stuck in lifts.

The number one building was a block of flats in south east London where last year firefighters were called once a fortnight to deal with somebody trapped inside a lift.

The top ten buildings and the number of call outs in 2012/13 are:

  • Wendover, Thurlow Street SE17: 27
  • Hornbeam House, Maitland Park Villas, NW3: 20
  • Earlsdown House, Wheelers Cross, IG11: 19
  • Maydew House, Abbeyfield Road, SE16: 16
  • Bradenham, Boyson Road, Walworth, SE17: 15
  • Hillrise Mansions, Wartlersville Road, N19: 15
  • Eddystone Tower, Oxestall Road, SE8: 15
  • Delafield House, Christian Street, E1: 14
  • Hastings House, Sherborne Avenue, EN3: 13
  • Rothay, Albany Street, NW1: 13

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