Man injured in fall down elevator shaft in Shorewood

Published on: 6/10/2010

A worker fell three stories down an elevator shaft Thursday afternoon at a construction site in Shorewood, a North Shore Fire Department spokesman said.

The man was conscious and moving when emergency responders arrived, but a Flight for Life helicopter later took the man to a hospital, officials said. His condition has not been released.

The man fell from the top floor of a building under construction on the northeast corner of Oakland Ave. and Kensington Blvd., officials said.

At about 2:15 p.m., North Shore Fire Department dispatched seven emergency rescue vehicles to the scene of the accident, but after the first two units arrived and responders could confirm the man was not trapped, the remaining five units were canceled. The Flight for Life helicopter landed at nearby Lake Bluff School upon arrival.

The building is a mixed-use project, including retail units on the ground level, luxury apartments on the upper levels and underground parking, according to the website of one of the two companies working on the project, WiRED Properties.