Worker killed in elevator shaft fall in NJ

GUTTENBERG, N.J. (AP) -- Federal authorities say an elevator repair worker has fallen seven stories to his death down a shaft in New Jersey.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration spokeswoman Leni Fortson says it happened Tuesday at the Galaxy Towers in Guttenberg. The condominium complex is composed of three octagonal towers that each rise 415 feet over the banks of the Hudson River.  

OSHA says the worker was employed by Slade Elevator, which has offices in Mountainside and New York City. Fortson says there have not been any past OSHA inspections of the company.

The worker's name and the circumstances of the accident have not been released.

OSHA is investigating.

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