Video Credit: AsiaWire
This is the moment a shopping centre employee dangles over the edge of a second-storey railing as colleagues hold her arms after trying throw herself over the edge following a row.
arguing with her boss tries to throw herself from a second-storey railing and is left dangling over the edge when her colleagues grab her arms.
The heart-stopping incident was captured by stunned shoppers at China City, a shopping complex in coastal Xiamen City in East China’s Fujian Province, on 19th October.
The female employee who is yet to be named by the police is reportedly a sanitation worker who had been dismissed following a dispute with one of her colleagues.
According to witnesses, she protested her employer’s decision to fire her and also dock 1,500 RMB (165 GBP) from her wages.
Video taken from the shopping centre shows the cleaner standing on a larger planter box on top of the second-floor railings when her boss tries to grab her arm.
When two other colleagues approach to try and pull her back onto the corridor, she resists and ends up falling over the edge.
The dramatic footage shows the sanitation worker dangling over the railings, some 30 feet above the atrium, kicking her legs as her coworkers desperately try in vain to pull her to safety.
She is eventually rescued by arriving policeman Chen Zhoubo, who climbs the planter and hauls her back up in seconds.
The cleaner was not harmed, and local authorities are investigating the case.
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