Greenfield man dies after falling down elevator shaft

Published on: 7/5/2011

A Greenfield man has died after falling down an elevator shaft Monday night at an east side Milwaukee apartment complex, according to the Milwaukee Fire Department.

James Greinger, 41, and an unnamed friend had been stuck in an elevator between the 13th and 12th floors at 1707 N. Prospect Ave. when Greinger pried the elevator doors open and jumped to the 12th floor. Greinger landed on the 12th floor, but his momentum pulled him backward and he fell to the basement, according to a report from the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office.