Body found in elevator shaft of construction zone at Centennial Medical Center identified

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Metro police and the Nashville Fire Department responded to a reported death at TriStar Centennial Medical Center Wednesday.  

The body was reported to be in an elevator shaft in a construction zone at the hospital located at 2300 Patterson Street around 11:15 a.m.

Police have identified the body as 26-year-old Daniel Jones. 

According to a release, Jones was helping a welder in the newly constructed elevator shaft on the 10th floor when he was struck by the elevator’s pulley/counterweight system. 

Police said the welder heard a noise, raised his face shield and saw that Jones had been hurt.  

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has been made aware of the death.

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