- Associated Press - Friday, January 9, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities say a mechanic has been crushed to death while working in an elevator shaft in a New York City residential tower.

Police say the 30-year-old man was fatally injured at around 11:30 a.m. Friday in a building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

A deputy assistant fire chief, Roger Sakowich, tells The Wall Street Journal that the empty elevator moved down three floors, injuring the man who was working below it. He says it isn’t clear whether the elevator fell.

A second mechanic wasn’t injured.

The city’s buildings department is investigating.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide