Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez stated that the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit is investigating the death of a 44 year-old elevator worker.
The Guttenberg Police Department and North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the Galaxy Towers located at 7002 Boulevard East in Guttenberg at approximately 7:30 a.m. today.
Investigators believe the 44 year-old male, who is from New Windsor, New York, was performing monthly maintenance on one of the elevators when he became entangled somehow between the elevator door and top portion of the elevator car and dragged upwards. He was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 8:00 a.m.
The death appears accidental, however the exact cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Medical Examiner.