VIRGINIA: Technician dies while working on escalator


A technician died Wednesday morning while working on an escalator at a Virginia department store, fire officials said.

The Richmond Fire Department said an escalator technician was doing maintenance at Dillard’s in Stony Point Fashion Park and died after falling through the machine, news outlets reported. First responders found the man trapped and unconscious and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The medical examiner’s office has not determined a cause of death and the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Administration is still investigating the circumstances of the incident.

No other affected were reported.

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