Baltimore County, Maryland – A 31-year-old man was killed in an industrial accident this morning in the unit block of Schilling Rd., 21030. Michael David Zeller, of the 800 block of Creek Rd., 21221, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics from the Baltimore County Fire Department.
At 8:30 this morning, a medic unit from the Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for a fall subject. The location of the incident is a building which is currently under renovation. Upon arrival, the medic crew found a single patient who was trapped in an elevator shaft. Preliminary information indicates that the patient may have fallen approximately 20 feet and became trapped between a wall and the counter-weight from one of the elevators.
Crews immediately requested additional resources for a confined space rescue, including the Urban Search and Rescue Team from Texas Station #17. Within fifteen minutes of the medic unit’s arrival, the patient was extricated. Zeller was pronounced dead at the scene.
There were no other injuries as a result of this incident.
The Baltimore County Police Department, along with Maryland Occupational Safety and Health, continue to investigate.
The press release is available at baltimorecountymd.gov.