Worker Gets Caught in New Jersey Restaurant Freight Elevator Machinery, Dies - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Worker Gets Caught in New Jersey Restaurant Freight Elevator Machinery, Dies

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    A worker died after he was caught in the machinery of a small freight elevator at a New Jersey restaurant, said police.

    Lakehurst Police Chief Eric Higgins told the Asbury Park Press 34-year-old Oscar Francisco Carranza-Lopez was moving a delivery of food into the basement of Three B's Bar and Bistro Sunday morning using the freight elevator.

    Higgins said Carranza-Lopez had one foot on the ground and the other on the elevator when it apparently malfunctioned, sending a bar at the top of the elevator down on Carranza-Lopez.

    Other workers at the restaurant worked to help Carranza-Lopez before he was taken to a hospital, where he doctors pronounced him dead.

    Higgins said there weren't any signs of foul play. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigated.