April 11, 2019 11:37 am
Updated: April 11, 2019 12:38 pm

Man rescued after falling down elevator shaft while on scooter in downtown Toronto

Emergency crews responded to this Toronto Community Housing building near Dundas Street and University Avenue after a man fell down an elevator shaft.

Caryn Lieberman / Global News

Toronto Fire Services have rescued a man after he fell down an elevator shaft in a building in the city’s downtown core Thursday morning.

Emergency crews said they received a call around 10:30 a.m. for reports of a man who had fallen down an elevator shaft from around the third floor while on a motorized scooter.

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Police, fire and paramedics arrived at a building on Simcoe Street near Dundas Street and University Avenue and found people propping the elevator doors open to prevent it from going down on top of the man.

Firefighters initially brought in a basket for the rescue, but were able to reach the victim at the bottom of the shaft and get him out through the bottom floor.

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He has since been rescued and transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

There is no word on his age.

Police are investigating how the man was able to access the shaft.

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