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Man rescued after elevator free falls in residential building at Bloor and Yonge

Last Updated Jan 17, 2020 at 1:01 am EDT

Toronto Fire rescued a man from an elevator at a residential building on Bloor Street near Yonge Street on Jan. 15, 2020. CITYNEWS

Toronto Fire rescued a man who was in an elevator that “free fell for a short time” in a residential high-rise building at Bloor and Yonge on Wednesday.

Crews were called to the scene at 88 Bloor St. around 6:40 p.m. after a malfunction in the elevator caused it to fall a short distance

Toronto Fire Captain David Eckerman said a broken hoistway was to blame for the elevator falling.

Firefighters had to rappel down the elevator shaft and the man was rescued around 9 p.m.

He suffered injuries to his leg, but is expected to be fine.