Utah child hospitalized after getting crushed by elevator

Posted at 9:17 AM, Nov 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-29 11:17:21-05

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah — A child was transported to a hospital after being crushed by a residential elevator in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, on Thursday evening, according to authorities.

According to Ryan Love with the Unified Fire Authority, the child somehow got into the shaft of an elevator in a three-story home and was pinned. The child was trapped under the elevator for 10 minutes before the family was able to free the child. First responders arrived minutes later and transported the child to Primary Children’s Hospital.

A helicopter was initially called but crews decided that ground transportation would be quicker.

This story was originally published on KSTU.