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13-082 Pinellas County Sheriff’s Deputies Investigate Accidental Death In St. Pete Beach

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
-Patrol Operations Bureau
-Crime Scene Investigative Unit

St. Pete Beach Fire Rescue

Mark Allen Johnson (deceased)
DOB: 10/28/1967
16219 Sawgrass Circle, Tampa, Fl 33624

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an accidental death at a St. Pete Beach resort.

The incident occurred at approximately 10:57 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

The incident occurred at the Tradewinds Jacaranda Beach Villas, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach.

According to Sheriff’s deputies, at approximately 10:57 a.m. a man (Mark Allen Johnson) working on an elevator at the Tradewinds Jacaranda Beach Villas, was killed when the elevator fell on top of him. Johnson and another employee of SWS Environmental Services were working on the hotel elevator, cleaning oil from the elevator shaft, when the elevator fell. The second worker was not injured. 

The elevator was locked by hotel maintenance prior to the men beginning their work. The two men had been working on the elevator for approximately 40 minutes prior to the incident.

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the incident as an accidental death.

The investigation continues.

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