A Tampa man working in an elevator shaft at the TradeWinds Resort Hotel Wednesday was killed when the elevator crushed him.
Mark Allen Johnson, 45, of Sawgrass Circle, Tampa, had been working on the elevator with another man for about 40 minutes.
They were cleaning oil from the shaft, when the elevator fell on top of Johnson, investigators said. The other worker was not hurt.
The elevator was locked by hotel maintenance at the St. Pete Beach resort prior to the men beginning their work, according to investigators.
The two workers were with SWS Environmental Services.
Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the incident as an