Maintenance worker dies when elevator cab crushes him at UAMS

An elevator at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences crushed and killed a man on Wednesday

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A man died Wednesday after an elevator cab crushed him at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn said Brent Hutchins, 32, was performing routine maintenance on an elevator in the hospital's Central Building when the cab came down and struck him.  

The accident is being investigated by his employer, Shindler Elevators & Escalators, as well as the Department of Labor. 

Rahn notes that all elevators at UAMS are "safe, licensed, and routinely inspected."

He said, "This is a tragedy and I ask that you please keep Brent’s family and his co-workers in your thoughts and prayers."

Stay with THV11 and THV11.com for more details as they become available. 


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