A mechanic checking the top of an elevator was crushed to death on Wednesday when it suddenly moved up, police in Ho Chi Minh City said.
The body of Tran Minh Tri, 27, was stuck between the elevator and the roof of a five-story private house in Binh Thanh District, police said.
The accident happened only minutes after he began the scheduled maintenance for the elevator.
He succumbed to severe injuries on the way to hospital, authorities said.
Investigators are looking into the case.