Man in scooter falls down elevator shaft at Yaletown-Roundhouse Station

Dec 9 2019, 11:54 pm

A highly unusual incident occurred Monday evening when a man fell down the elevator shaft of the Canada Line’s Yaletown-Roundhouse Station in downtown Vancouver.

Emergency services and rescue crews were called to the station shortly after 7 pm, when they received reports of a man in a mobility scooter had fallen into the three-storey elevator shaft between the street level entrance and the rooftop of the elevator cabin.

The man was extracted from the shaft and sent to hospital. Fortunately, he suffered only minor injuries.

It is unclear exactly how he was able to force open the doors of the elevator.

Canada Line train service at the station was not impacted.