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  • 28 July 2014, 18:19

New York Man Found Crushed In Elevator Shaft

A man has died after becoming trapped between the elevator and the wall of the shaft in New York.

Police officers found the victim unconscious and unresponsive at a Bronx apartment complex about 4am on Monday.

The man was trapped between the 18th and 19th floors, police said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Local media reports identified the victim as 20-year-old Tito Morales.

The reports, citing law enforcement sources, said Mr Morales was "elevator surfing" when he misjudged a jump from the top of one elevator to another.

A post-mortem examination is scheduled for later.

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