Man falls to death in Toronto elevator shaft: police
Emergency crews respond to reports of a man falling into the elevator shaft of a building near John and Front streets on July 13, 2019.
The Canadian Press
Published Saturday, July 13, 2019 8:33PM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, July 13, 2019 9:09PM EDT
TORONTO - Officials say a man has died after falling into the elevator shaft of the CBC building in downtown Toronto.
Toronto police Const. David Hopkinson says witnesses reported seeing the man swing from the elevator cables before falling to his death on Saturday evening.
Hopkinson says the man's injuries were severe.
Toronto district fire chief Stephan Powell says firefighters were called to the scene at about 6 p.m. and found the man on top of the elevator car, which was on the first floor.
Powell say they were able to get the man off of the car, but Hopkinson says CPR was unsuccessful.
Neither Hopkinson nor Powell gave any details about the man's identity.