NASHVILLE, Tenn. – One elevator technician was killed and another injured when an elevator fell on top of them while they worked at a Nashville office building.
The workers were in the elevator shaft below the first floor shortly before 10 a.m. when a car fell and trapped them, Nashville Fire Department spokesman Charles Shannon said.
Fire officials shut off power and secured a second elevator, which was stopped between the third and second floors. The elevators were side by side in the same shaft in the building, which houses a processing center for Bank of New York.
The second worker is listed in stable condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, hospital spokesman Jerry Jones said.
The surviving worker was conscious when fire officials removed him and appeared to have leg injuries, Shannon said. The workers' names have not been released.
Shannon said that state elevator inspectors were on the scene investigating the cause of the accident.
Firefighters said they didn't know for which company the men worked.