Man dies after falling through Dillard’s escalator at Stony Point Fashion Park

RICHMOND, Virginia (WRIC) – A man was confirmed dead after an escalator accident at Stony Point Fashion Park Wednesday morning.

According to the Richmond firefighters, the man was an escalator technician who performed maintenance before the store opened and died after falling through the car inside the Dillard department store, located in the mall.

Richmond Fire said the call came at 9:52 am and found the dead man upon arrival.

A recovery operation is currently underway. Crews said they expect to be on the scene for a while, as they have to wait for the coroner’s office to arrive and determine the victim’s cause of death before removing his body.

No other injuries were reported. Richmond Fire said they have no reason to believe foul play was involved. Dillard’s was closed to shoppers for the day.

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