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Man injured after falling down elevator shaft in downtown Quincy

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Posted: Jan. 9, 2017 12:10 pm

QUINCY -- An unidentified man was taken by Adams County Ambulance to Blessing Hospital Monday morning after falling down an elevator shaft in downtown Quincy.

Quincy Fire Department Assistant Chief James Pioch said crews responded at 9:28 a.m. to 609 Vermont, where the man had fallen 20 to 30 feet. Crews were unaware of how the man fell down the elevator shaft.

The building is one of five that Adams County bought for the construction of a new Adams County Jail.

The county bought the building from Jeffrey Stupavsky for $230,000. The county closed on the property on Dec. 31.

County Board member Kent Snider, R-4, a member of the Jail Exploratory Committee, said the keys for the building were being turned over to the county at 1 p.m. Monday. The county provided Stupavsky additional time to clear the building out.

To limit the county's liability, Snider said Stupavsky was required to sign a hold harmless agreement in case he or any of his employees were injured inside the building.

Demolition and asbestos abatement bids will be considered by the Adams County Board Tuesday, with demolition of the five buildings, along with the former Health Department on the east side of the courthouse, likely starting before the end of the month.

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