Troopers investigate fatal accident in Onondaga County

State Police in LaFayette responded to the Iroquois Nursing Home, Tuesday morning in the Town of Onondaga to assist EMS with a person pinned in the elevator shaft.

The investigation revealed 53-year-old Christopher Hamelinck, who is an employee of Otis Elevator Company, was at the nursing home Tuesday morning performing service work on a malfunctioning elevator.

During the maintenance, and for unknown reason, elevator one from an upper floor descends pinning the Hamelinck between a steel ladder and a support beam.

There were no signs of foul play and the scene is consistent of an accidental death.

The investigation is ongoing.

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