NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man was found dead inside an elevator shaft in Hell’s Kitchen Sunday morning.

Fire and police units responded reports of an unconscious person at 555 10th Ave. around 7:15 a.m.

Upon arrival, police officers found 53-year-old construction worker Steven Simpson, of Brooklyn, unconscious and unresponsive between the elevator and the elevator shaft.

EMS arrived at the scene and pronounced the Simpson dead.

The Medical Examiner is working to determine the cause of Simpson’s death as the investigation is ongoing.


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