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Cal State Long Beach Employee Killed in Elevator Accident [UPDATED]

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A female employee on the Cal State Long Beach campus was killed this morning in an elevator accident.The woman was found dead this morning near the third floor of an elevator shaft in the foundation building around 9 am and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Long Beach Press-Telegram. The Daily 49er reported that the accident was caused when an elevator malfunctioned.

The woman's name has not been released yet, but an employee told the campus paper that the woman was an employee who worked in the University Office of Research for Grants and Contracts.

1:41pm: The Daily 49er is reporting that the woman was crushed when she tried to escape from an elevator that was stuck between floors. (The paper also notes that students all over campus have been avoiding elevators and taking the stairs.)

4:41pmThe Daily 49er is reporting that the woman killed has been identified as Annette Lujan, 48, of Huntington Beach, who worked in the Foundations building for nine years.