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Jersey City Contractor, 44, Dies After Falling 9 Stories Down Elevator Shaft

Construction site at 136 Summit Ave., Jersey City
Construction site at 136 Summit Ave., Jersey City Photo Credit: Google Maps

A 44-year-old contractor fell nine stories to his death at a Jersey City construction site Wednesday morning.

Jersey City’s police and fire departments responded to 136 Summit Ave., where the man was found unconscious around 7:45 a.m., Jersey City spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione said.

He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead. 

OSHA was responding. The man's identity was not released.

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