Man dies after DFW International Airport elevator accident

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a construction worker has died after falling into an elevator shaft at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

Airport spokesman David Magana on Thursday identified the victim as 55-year-old Craig Rowell from Point. Magana says Rowell was a construction subcontractor employee.

Magana says the accident happened Wednesday afternoon at Terminal A, near Gate 39, in an area walled off for construction. Rowell was transported to a Fort Worth hospital, where he died overnight.

Magana says DFW airport has instituted a safety-related halt to its active construction programs amid a review of the accident.

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Further details weren’t immediately released.