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Employee killed in Manhattan grocery store elevator accident

NEW YORK, NY – A grocery store worker was killed in an elevator accident in Hell’s Kitchen Tuesday evening.

The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. at the Food Emporium on West 43rd Street, as the 39-year-old woman was loading a small freight elevator at the cellar level of the building, according to WABC.

An investigation by the Department of Buildings believes that the elevator began moving upwards while the woman was still inside, causing a fatal head injury. She has not been publicly identified at this time.

An investigation into the incident remained underway as of Wednesday evening, and the DOB has ordered that the elevator not be operated until further notice.

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