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Man dies after falling down elevator shaft

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee County medical examiner says a Greenfield man died after falling 118 feet down the shaft of an elevator at a Milwaukee apartment building.

Investigators say 41-year-old James Wesley Greiner and a friend went to the east side apartment building Monday night to visit another friend, who wasn't home. The two went up to the roof of the building to enjoy the view and on the way down the elevator got stuck between the 12th and 13th floor. Authorities say Greiner pried the elevator door open and jumped down to the 12th floor, but his momentum propelled him backward into the elevator shaft.

The medical examiner's report says Greiner suffered multiple head injuries and was pronounced dead shortly before midnight.

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