HONOLULU (KHON2) — Honolulu Emergency Medical Services said they responded to a call around 1 p.m. at Honolulu Community College on Thursday.

According to EMS and the school, two people were in an elevator when it fell several floors while the people were inside.

According to EMS, the elevator fell three floors.

According to HCC, the elevator fell two floors.

The school said both people on the elevator were employees of the school.

EMS said they transported a 58-year-old woman to the hospital in serious condition after she had injuries to her lower back. The other person inside the elevator was a 50-year-old male who declined treatment.

Honolulu Fire Department also responded to the scene but said EMS was already treating the two patients who had exited the elevator on their own prior to them arriving.

The elevator company was on scene and said they state would be investigating the matter.

The elevator was blocked off with caution tape the rest of the afternoon, and the other elevator was back in service by 4 p.m.

The school chancellor, Karen C. Lee said in a statement: “An elevator in Building 7 at Honolulu Community College fell two floors at about 1 p.m. today. Two employees were inside and one was taken to the hospital out of an abundance of caution. The other employee was examined at the site and declined treatment. All elevators at Honolulu CC are regularly serviced and maintained. The elevator is currently off-line as the campus investigates.”

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