Body found at base of elevator shaft |

Body found at base of elevator shaft

The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO ” San Francisco police and Cal/OSHA inspectors are investigating the discovery of a man’s body in the bottom of a high-rise elevator shaft.

Authorities say the body of 39-year-old Daniel Kliman was found at the bottom of the shaft of the historic Sharon Building on New Montgomery Monday.

The manager of the building says the elevator was not operating, but had been secured so no one could enter it.

Police say Kliman fell after summoning the elevator.

The investigation will focus on how secure the elevator was, and if it was possible for a person to open the elevator door when the elevator wasn’t there.

Kliman is believed to have fallen down the shaft Tuesday evening, but his body was not found until workers showed up to repair the elevator Monday.