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Elevator falls on worker in West Palm Beach parking garage

Worker taken to St. Mary's Medical Center expected to survive, West Palm Beach police say
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Posted at 12:05 PM, Jan 04, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-04 16:24:04-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A worker is recovering in the hospital after an elevator accident in a parking garage in downtown West Palm Beach.

West Palm Beach Police Department reported the incident Thursday morning via X.

Crews diverted traffic in the area of North Olive Avenue and Banyan Boulevard, while rescue crews worked to free the 48-year-old man who was trapped underneath the elevator.

"Preliminarily, what we've been able to determine from the technician and the worker is that the technician was underneath the elevator working on it," West Palm Beach police spokesman Mike Jachles said, "when as he was making adjustments, there was a release of hydraulic fluid, causing that car to come down on top of him."

Rescue crews took the worker to St. Mary's Medical Center.

Police said the man suffered a head injury and is expected to survive.