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Man dies after falling down elevator shaft in Queens apartment building

Posted: 8:38 PM, Aug 06, 2014
Updated: 2014-08-06 22:45:16-04
EMS workers pronounced the man dead on the scene.

EMS workers pronounced the man dead on the scene. (Photo: Roy Renna/BMR Breaking News)

FLUSHING, Queens (PIX11) — A man was killed after he fell through an elevator shaft inside a Queens apartment building Wednesday.

Repair men working on a broken elevator at a building on 41-90 Place in Flushing saw a foot hanging from the shaft at 1 p.m. and called 911.

Sources say the victim, a 50-year-old man, apparently opened the hallway door that leads to the elevator, thinking it would be there and fell through.

When EMS arrived, the victim was recovered with a small refrigerator on top him. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The victim’s identity has yet to be released.