UPDATE: Victim’s Name Released in Androy Hotel Elevator Tragedy
SUPERIOR, Wis. – A 63-year-old man is dead after falling from down an elevator shaft at Superior’s Androy Hotel.
The accident happened around 6 p.m. Tuesday at the hotel at 1213 Tower Avenue.
According to the Superior Fire Department, the man, identified as Michael Steven Grigoni, fell 20 feet from the first floor to the basement.
The Superior Police Department reported Wednesday, the man was a front desk worker, who was attempting to address the problem. The release states that the man opened the elevator door with a key and accessed the elevator. He did not realize that the elevator cart was a floor above his before proceeding through the open door and fell to his death.
The owner of the hotel, Margie Regner said the man was a dependable, well-liked employee.
“He was a great employee, very helpful to everyone,” said Regner. “We have people who live at the hotel long-term, and he is always helpful to everyone. Always going above and beyond, working off-duty. He would help anybody at any time. We are going to miss him a lot. He was a great employee and friend.”
The elevator was put out of service pending an independent investigation, according to a news release from the fire department.
The Superior PD has noted that OSHA has been made aware of the incident and will be conducting an investigation.
The victim’s name was released after failed attempts at contacting any living relatives. If the public has any information on living relatives they can contact the Douglas County Medical Examiner’s Office or the Superior Police Department.