A University of Wisconsin employee died after a lift fell on top of him Tuesday afternoon, according to UW police.

Police said a repairman working at the Arts Loft Building at 111. N. Frances St. was injured when an outdoor lift fell on top of him a little before 2 p.m. Tuesday.

It's not known if the accident is due to mechanical failure or human error.

The Madison Fire Department was called to extricate the man and take him to a hospital.

UW police are investigating the incident.

The victim's name is likely to be released Wednesday, after an autopsy, according to UW police.