NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An assistant building superintendent was killed and a resident was hurt in an elevator accident in Brooklyn on Friday.

It happened at a building on Parkside Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

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Investigators said the 54-year-old worker and the tenant were trying to retrieve a cell phone that was dropped into the elevator pit.

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The worker was caught in moving hoist ropes and killed when the elevator was called to a different floor.

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The accident is under investigation.

CBSNewYork Team