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Cal State Long Beach elevator victim identified as 9-year employee

December 8, 2011 |  9:40 am

  A Cal State Long Beach employee who was fatally injured after an elevator malfunctioned Wednesday has been identified.

Annette Lujan, 48, was a nine-year employee of the university’s grants and contracts office and a resident of Huntington Beach, officials said.

Lujan was riding an elevator in the CSULB Foundation building Wednesday morning when it apparently got stuck between floors. She was trying to climb out when the elevator started to move again. She got caught between the floor of the elevator and the shaft.

University police and the Long Beach Fire Department were called to the scene after someone reported that Lujan was trapped. She died at the scene.

The cause of the elevator malfunction is under investigation.

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