Man dies after falling into elevator shaft


     Officials say a man has died after falling into the elevator shaft of the CBC building in downtown Toronto.

     Toronto police Const. David Hopkinson says witnesses reported seeing the man swing from the elevator cables before falling to his death on Saturday evening.

     Toronto district fire chief Stephan Powell says firefighters were called to the scene at about 6 p.m. and found the man on top of the elevator car, which was on the first floor.

     Powell says they were able to get the man off of the car, but Hopkinson told CTV Toronto CPR was unsuccessful.

     "Firefighters went down into to the elevator shaft. They started to perform CPR and first aid, but the man succumb to his injuries and was pronounced on scene." 


     Neither Hopkinson nor Powell gave any details about the man's identity.

     In a written statement, a CBC spokeswoman said that there was an accident in the Toronto Broadcast Centre on Saturday and that the public broadcaster is in contact with both the authorities and the property management company.

     Officials say the Ministry of Labour will investigate.

     with files from Newstalk 1010