Toni Beron, a campus spokeswoman, confirmed that the woman found dead in the elevator shaft was a university employee.
Someone witnessed the accident and immediately called for assistance, Beron says. When the fire department arrived to the Foundation Building, however, the woman had already died.
ORIGINAL POST, DEC. 7, 11:09 A.M.: Officials at Cal State Long Beach have confirmed that someone died in an accident on campus today, but details are still scant.
Read the email after the jump:
“Dear Campus Community:
I am very sad to inform you that this morning, due to an unfortunate incident at the Foundation Building, a member of our campus community has died. At this time, we are notifying family members and a complete investigation involving University Police and the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office has been initiated.
The university has endured a terrible tragedy today. I know all of us extend our deepest condolences to the victim's family, friends and co-workers.
A counselor with the Employee Assistance Program is available for employees. They can contact Corrie O'Toole at 562/985-7434.
Vice President, Administration and Finance”