GALVESTON As many as 16 people were inside an elevator Wednesday morning at the prison hospital when it fell about 3 feet, a fire official said. No major injuries were reported.
The elevator s braking system stopped the lift at the ground floor of the University of Texas Medical Branch tower at 301 University Blvd. in Galveston. The tower houses a hospital for inmates of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Firefighters responded to the incident at 8:14 a.m. Some of the 14 to 16 occupants were taken to the hospital for evaluation, Galveston assistant fire Chief Mike Wisko said.
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