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Drummer dies in elevator shaft fall

November 8, 2009 8:35:01 PM PST
A 34-year-old man who tried to exit a stuck elevator died after falling five stories down a Brooklyn elevator shaft. Police say the man, identified as Jerry Fuchs, had been trying to jump out of a disabled elevator car when his clothing caught on something.

Fuchs, a popular drummer with the indie bands !!! (pronounced Chik Chik Chik) and Maserati, was unconscious and unresponsive when emergency responders brought him to Bellevue Hospital Center. He was pronounced dead at around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, about three hours after the fall in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.

Police say there's no suspected criminality, but the Buildings Department is investigating.

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