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, KSL.com