Worker falls down elevator shaft in University City

September 7, 2010 11:31:14 AM PDT
A worker has been taken to the hospital after falling into an elevator shaft at a construction site in the University City section of Philadelphia.

It happened shortly before 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at a building at the intersection of Civic Center Boulevard and Convention Avenue.

The worker fell 12 feet down an elevator shaft.

He was rescued by the fire department and was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

The victim is listed in stable condition.

There is no word yet on how this accident happened.

The worker's identity has not yet been released.