Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - Two persons received minor injuries and one was hospitalized after an elevator malfunctioned at the old Missoula Public Library early Monday morning.

Battalion Chief Dave Wolter with the Missoula City Fire Department said that two persons were in the elevator at around 10:00 a.m. when the car failed to stop and continued to the top of the building and then hit the elevator’s stop mechanism abruptly.

The Missoula Fire Department dispatched personnel to the library after the call came in at 9:55 a.m. The elevator was evacuated and investigators began an evaluation of the situation at the library. In addition, elevator technicians were called to the scene and are repairing the elevator.

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The two occupants of the elevator received treatment; one at the scene and the other individual was transported to receive medical care.

The old library is currently owned by the City of Missoula after the entire 300 block of East Main Street was donated by the Payne Family in 2019.  The old library now houses several public programs that are administered by the city.

The last inspection of the elevator took place on September 6, 2022.

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