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Worker recovering after falling down elevator shaft in Newport News

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Posted at 10:57 AM, Aug 08, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-08 21:07:21-04

A construction worker has fallen while working on an elevator shaft Wednesday morning at Riverside Regional Medical Center.

According to Kenneth Ley of the Newport News Fire Department, a man was working on an elevator shaft motor at the new construction site at Riverside Regional Medical Center around 10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning when he fell.

Officials say the worker fell onto a pad located where they were working. The man suffered what appears to be a relatively minor hip injury, according to officials. The man is at the hospital being checked for broken bones.