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2 Workers Dead After Fall at Downtown Construction Site

The two men were working in an elevator shaft, when the cable attached to their work box snapped.

June 04, 2018 - 12:35 pm
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Two construction workers are dead after a fatal fall down an elevator shaft at a high-rise under construction downtown.

The incident happened in the International Shoe Co. Building at 1501 Washington Ave.

The two men were working in an elevator shaft, when the cable attached to their work box snapped, according to Director of Public Safety Jimmie Edwards.

Investigators are on the way to determine the cause of the cable snapping.

It is not known, yet, how far the fall was.

The building is shut down, Edwards told reporters Monday afternoon. The building had no problems with safety inspections, he said.

The names of the two men killed have not yet been released.