Employee dies after falling down elevator shaft

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SEATTLE — Police in Seattle are investigating after a man fell to his death down an elevator shaft at a car rental building in downtown Seattle on Sunday, according to KCPQ.

Seattle Fire Department responded to a rescue call just after 7:30 a.m Sunday. When firefighters arrived, they found the man had fallen at least 30 feet down the elevator shaft.

Medics rushed the man to Harborview Medical Center where he later died.

Officers told KCPQ the victim was an employee of Avis car rental.

Homicide detectives are working alongside the Department of Labor and Industries and OSHA to determine the circumstances surrounding the man’s fall.

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