Man taken to hospital after falling 40 feet down elevator shaft at Salt Lake City Airport

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A man was taken to a hospital after falling about 40 feet down an elevator shaft on the construction site at Salt Lake City International Airport.

Airport officials confirm the man fell around 10:20 a.m. Wednesday.

The 50-year-old man is an employee of Big D and Holder Construction, the companies contracted to work on the airport, and he was at the construction site when he fell an estimated 40 feet down an elevator shaft.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation. Meanwhile, Nancy Volmer, the Director of Communications and Marketing for the Salt Lake City Airport, said in a statement that they are "re-doubling efforts to ensure a safe work environment on the job site."

Volmer added that the condition of the man who fell is unknown, but he is out of surgery. Fox 13 News will update this story as more details emerge.

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