NEEDHAM, Mass. — A worker died on Tuesday morning after getting stuck inside an elevator shaft in Needham, the Norfolk County DA's office says.
Needham Police and Fire responded to reports of an industrial accident at the TripAdvisor building on 400 First Avenue at around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The victim, a man later identified as James Jacobs, 52, was an employee of Otis Elevators and was working on an elevator at the time of the accident.
The Boston Fire Technical Rescue team helped with recovery efforts.
Officials say no TripAdvisor employees are in any danger. The victim's name has not been released pending family notification.
The incident is currently under investigation by the State Police, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Needham Police.
TripAdvisor released the following statement following the incident inside their headquarters:
Otis Elevator issued a statement following the incident:
A GoFundMe has been created with the proceeds set to go to Jacobs' daughter.
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