Fatal escalator accident in Atlantic City

August 9, 2008 2:24:40 PM PDT
A 25-year- old New Jersey man died Saturday due to injuries sustained from falling from an escalator at The Pier at Caesars Atlantic City. The accident occurred around 12:30 p.m.

Witnesses indicated to Atlantic City police that while Fank Gilbert, Jr. of Pomona rode down the third floor escalator, he sat on the moving handrail and then fell backwards off the escalator. It is estimated Gilbert fell 40 feet.

Gilbert was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center where he passed. His family was by his side.

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