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Airman Injured In Elevator Fall

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An airman from Nellis Air Force Base has been critically injured after falling down an elevator shaft at the Luxor hotel-casino in Las Vegas.

Police and base officials tell the Las Vegas Sun two airmen got into a fight about 3:30 a.m. Saturday in the first-floor obby of the Luxor’s west tower.

Authorities say one man was pushed against an elevator door that came open, and the man dropped about 25 feet to the basement level.

He was taken to the hospital in critical condition. An update was not immediately available Tuesday morning.

A spokesman with Luxor parent company MGM Resorts International says the company is cooperating with police investigators.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

  • George Virmond

    I am not surprised. The escalators and elevators up and down the strip are always under repair. I live here and walk the strip several times a week. Why in world do these things have to be repaired during the day when you have the bulk of the people moving from property to property. They are forced to take the stairs which are short concrete ones. They do have elevators but are slow and there is usually people waiting for it, in wheel chairs, strollers, or some other walking aid. They are an accident waiting to happen. These repairs should be done at night in the wee hours. Don’t tell me that you are waiting for a part. These properties should have all of those things on hand. With the volume of people that the strip sees, there is NO excuse.

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