Washington Heights store worker killed in tragic freight elevator accident

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) -- A worker at a store in Manhattan was killed in a tragic freight elevator accident.

The accident happened Saturday evening at 'La Reguera Dominicana' on West 182nd Street in Washington Heights.

Police say a 43-year-old man was loading merchandise into a freight elevator, when the elevator started to ascend, pinning him.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.