Man in critical condition after elevator shaft fall

The News Leader

February 5, 2010 11:49:37 AM PST
A man was critically injured when he fell about four flights down an elevator shaft in Morningside Heights.Authorities say the man fell about 40 feet down the shaft in the West 129th Street building just after 2:15 p.m. Friday.

He was treated in the elevator by emergency workers and rushed to St. Luke's Hospital in critical condition.

The building is believed to be under construction. It is believed to be owned by Columbia University.