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Man crushed to death by Upper West Side elevator

The 30-year-old mechanic, who was not identified as of early Friday, was working at tGoogle Maps

A mechanic died on Friday morning when an elevator in an Upper West Side building dropped on top of him, officials said.

The 30-year-old man, who was not identified as of early Friday, was working at the West End Towers at 75 West End Ave. near West 63rd Street.

Fire officials said the man was crushed between the basement and the first floor at around 11:20 a.m., but were unable to say what caused the elevator to move.

The building, operated by the Manhattan-based Brodsky Organization, has three open violations of non-compliance with the Department of Buildings, according to public records.

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All three complaints were filed in April 2014, the most recent stating that the zone locks for elevator doors were malfunctioning.

A second worker was inside the elevator at the time of the accident and was unharmed

 
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