Man fatally crushed in elevator shaft

The News Leader

March 11, 2010 7:43:40 AM PST
A man apparently sleeping on top of an underground commercial elevator was crushed at a Flatiron District building. Eyewitness News is told the 39-year-old victim was on top of the elevator, inside the East 18th Street building, when it began to move up.

When the commercial elevator got to the street level, the man was apparently trapped and crushed.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident is under investigation.