MANAHTTAN — A worker fell three stories down an elevator shaft at a Manhattan apartment Tuesday morning, authorities said.
It happened at 111 East 35th St., a private five-story dwelling.
The worker was performing maintenance on the single-passenger elevator, which was on the third floor, when it malfunctioned and crashed to the first floor, trapping the worker inside, according to a fire official on the scene.
The worker suffered a broken leg, officials said. He was pulled from the elevator by emergency response crews and taken to a hospital.
City inspectors have been called to the property to determine what caused the elevator to malfunction.
PIX11 News’ Bill Muller contributed to this report.