Authorities: Lim falls on mechanic, kills him - My9 New Jersey

Authorities: Lim falls on mechanic, kills him

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ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a mechanic was killed when a floor jack gave way and dropped a limousine on him at a northern New Jersey business.

The death of the 70-year-old man, whose name was not released, appears to have been an accident. But an investigation is ongoing.

Elizabeth city spokeswoman Kelly Vence told The Star-Ledger ( that the mechanic was working under a stretch limousine on Saturday morning when the floor jack gave way for an unknown reason. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

No other injuries were reported in the incident.

Information from: The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger,

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