By Annie Potasznik | CBSDFW.COM |


(credit: PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/GettyImages)

(credit: PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/GettyImages)

DOWNTOWN DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – An elevator technician died after he fell 20 feet down an elevator shaft in a Dallas parking garage Friday night. It happened at 8:12 p.m. at 1515 Elm Street near Akard and North Ervay in downtown. The technician, a Latin male, was servicing equipment located in the mechanical room next to the open shaft. Paramedics declared him dead at the scene.

Police say they don’t know what caused him to fall or whether there was foul play involved. But at this time, it appears it was an accident, according to Lieutenant Midge Boyle, spokesperson for the Dallas Police Department.

Dallas homicide detectives and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are working together on the investigation.

The man’s family was notified of his death.

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