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San Diego firefighters rescue man trapped in downtown elevator shaft

Posted at 8:34 PM, Nov 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-21 23:34:18-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A man was hospitalized after becoming stuck in a cargo elevator shaft at a downtown grocery store.

San Diego Fire-Rescue was called to Ralph's grocery store on G St. just after 7:30 p.m. on Saturday to a report of someone stuck in the elevator. Crews arrived to find a man who had been working on the elevator trapped in the elevator shaft.

Firefighters worked to free the man and take him to a nearby hospital. The extent of his injuries wasn't immediately known.

A witness who works at the grocery store said the man was working on the cargo shaft when someone pressed the elevator button, trapping the man inside.