The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating an elevator accident in Atlantic City that killed a worker Friday.

Brian Jacome, 25, of the Bronx, New York, was doing routine maintenance on the elevator at the New York Avenue Apartments shortly after 10 a.m.

An apartment resident told The Press of Atlantic City that the worker had been caught as the elevator doors shut and the elevator began to descend, describing injuries that were fatal before the fall.

OSHA is required to investigate any incidents that involve the death of an employee or the hospitalization of three or more employees.

Jacome and his brother — who was also working on the elevator — work for U.S. Elevator Inc. of Fairfield, Essex County. The company does not have any history of other OSHA investigations, agency spokeswoman Leni Fortson said.

OSHA now has six months to conduct its investigation and release the findings. It could take less than that, Fortson said.

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