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Salt Lake airport construction worker falls 40 feet down elevator shaft

By Carter Williams, | Updated - Jan. 30, 2019 at 4:52 p.m. | Posted - Jan. 30, 2019 at 11:36 a.m.

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SALT LAKE CITY — A 50-year-old man fell 40 feet in an elevator shaft while working at a construction site at the Salt Lake City International Airport Wednesday morning, officials said.

Nancy Volmer, spokeswoman for the airport, said the incident happened about 10:20 a.m. in an elevator shaft that is part of the airport construction. The airport is in the middle of expanding more terminals.

The man, who is an employee of Holder-Big D Construction, was transported to the hospital.

His condition was not immediately released Wednesday, but Volmer said he was out of surgery as of 4:30 p.m.

The area where it happened was immediately secured, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will be investigating the fall, Volmer added.

Contributing: Jacob Klopfenstein,

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