St. Louis musician dies after falling down elevator shaft

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by KMOV.com staff and Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on August 3, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 5 at 7:53 AM

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis music community is mourning the loss of a longtime fixture who died over the weekend after falling into an open elevator shaft.

Bob Reuter died in the accident while moving into a loft near Washington and Tucker just before 2 p.m. Saturday.

Authorities say it was dark inside the elevator shaft. Reuter stepped in, assuming the elevator was there, and fell about 18 feet to his death.

Reuter was recently involved in a new band, Alley Ghost. He also hosted a weekly radio program, “Bob’s Scratchy Records,” on KDHX-FM.

 

Investigators are now checking to see if the elevator was up to code. 

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