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Correction: Elevator Shaft-Two Killed story

June 7, 2018

ST. LOUIS (AP) — In a story June 6 about the victims of a fatal elevator shaft accident in St. Louis, The Associated Press misidentified the company that employed the two men who died. They worked for World Wrecking, not GenCorp Services, which hired World Wrecking as a subcontractor on the project.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Men killed in St. Louis elevator shaft fall identified

St. Louis police have identified the two workers who were killed Monday after falling down an elevator shaft at a downtown construction project

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police have identified the two workers who were killed Monday after falling down an elevator shaft at a downtown construction project.

Police said Wednesday that the victims were 44-year-old Joey Hale and 58-year-old Ben Ricks, both of St. Louis.

The accident happened in a building being converted into a hotel on Washington Avenue. The workers were in a basket six stories up when it fell. Authorities said a safety cable snapped.

The men were union employees using a piece of equipment for the first time since its installation. They were employed by World Wrecking, a subcontractor working on the project.

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