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Construction worker crushed to death in Midtown elevator

Posted: 5:40 PM, Oct 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-24 17:41:36-04

MIDTOWN, Manhattan — A construction worker is dead after being crushed in an elevator shaft Thursday afternoon.

The man was working inside a construction elevator when he tried to reach for his phone and the elevator moved up and he got caught on a piece of a metal. The metal crushed his head. He died on the scene

He was working at a building on Broadway between 29th and 30th Streets. Three people in total were hurt, two with minor injuries. They’ve been transported to a local hospital.

Police are still investigating.