Poor guy.Man Dies In Elevator Shaft On Way To Vacation
POSTED: 9:59 am EST November 29, 2004
NEW YORK -- A retired teacher about to leave for a Caribbean vacation has died trying to get out of a stalled freight elevator.
It happened Sunday, when the 76-year-old and his wife were on their way out of their New York City apartment building with their luggage.
Police say the elevator stalled between the 14th and 15th floors. The man tried to step out onto the 14th floor, but he slipped into the shaft instead.
A city spokesman says the man had been warned not to use the freight elevator without supervision. She says the elevator stalled because a safety gate wasn't closed properly.