- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating after a man was injured in an elevator accident at a Warwick business.

Authorities say it happened at around 9 a.m. Wednesday at Unit Tool. The worker was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with an arm injury.

Officials tell WPRI-TV the worker’s safety agency is opening an inspection.

Police say the agency will rule on whether it’s a workplace accident.

Police say the man initially appeared to have fallen into an elevator shaft, but it was actually a lift that moves between two floors. They say the man was moving something on the second floor when he fell.

Authorities didn’t immediately identify him.



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