A glass elevator that can climb up to 5,000 feet above sea level collapsed in Peru in May, killing eight people and injuring over 40 others.
The collapse occurred on the second floor of the Machu Picchu temple in the city of Estes Park.
The glass structure was built in the late 16th century by a group of Spanish merchants who had been on the move from Spain.
At the time, the area was a haven for pirates and the local economy was booming, with a number of temples and cemeteries located in the area.
A few years ago, a local group of archaeologists started excavating the area, which was then being used as a tourist destination.
The group decided to put a roof on the structure and build a second one, but the structure was not built to withstand such a massive fall.
In the early morning hours of May 12, the second structure collapsed, leaving six people dead and at least 40 others injured.
The victims of the collapse included a 10-year-old girl and a 10th-year woman.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
The incident is being investigated as a workplace accident, but officials are currently working to determine what happened.
“There is no evidence that the roof was designed to withstand the weight of the building and the structural failure was not due to mechanical failure,” local news outlet Almagro reported.
The construction company behind the Machus, Gondin, is now working to repair the building, while the owner of the site, a construction company called Pueblo Estudiantil, is trying to recover the damages.