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NYC parking garage worker injured after elevator shaft fall

An employee at a Manhattan parking garage was injured after becoming stuck in an elevator shaft, officials said.

The elevator episode happened at 8:20 a.m. at the Townhouse garage at 177 East 73rd St. between Third and Lexington Avenues, authorities said.

“He got caught between the floors. We think he injured his leg but he’s fine,” parking manager Junior Almonte, 48, told The Post on Saturday.

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The FDNY rescued the man in less than half an hour.
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The man was taken to Cornell Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
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According to the FDNY, the attendant was trapped in the elevator shaft of a parking garage elevator car elevator until department technical rescue workers extricated him in less than half an hour. The 46-year-old was taken to Cornell Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

The garage stopped accepting cars as of Saturday afternoon due to “elevator issues,” a worker said, adding that city elevator and building inspectors are on site.

https://nypost.com/2022/06/11/nyc-parking-garage-employee-hurt-after-elevator-shaft-fall/ NYC parking garage worker injured after elevator shaft fall

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