8-Year-Old Boy Dies in Church Elevator

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06/16/2009

STURGIS, Ky. – Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of an 8-year-old boy, who reportedly was pinned in an church elevator shaft Saturday, June 13.

The boy was at First Christian Church in Sturgis at a wedding reception for his grandmother. He reportedly fell down the shaft and when the elevator returned to the bottom, it pinned him so that he couldn’t breathe.

The official cause of death released by the Union County coroner is compression asphyxia.

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Chicago Tribune: 8-Year-Old Boy Dies in Church Elevator

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