Early this morning a woman was killed on her way to work when an elevator began to move as she was walking in. She became trapped between the elevator and the shaft wall as it ascended.
The woman was identified as a 41 year-old employee of the advertising agency Y&R. Two people inside the elevator witnessed her gruesome death and suffered minor injuries. They were taken to the hospital for a psychological evaluation.
The Manhattan office building has a history of safety violations. In June, an inspection found a defect in one of the elevators. The New York City Department of Buildings will conduct an investigation.
Our deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of the victim.
A 44 year-old elevator repairman fell ten stories to his death early on Friday morning. The man was working on a disabled elevator on the ninth floor when, investigators believe, he somehow lost his balance and fell down the shaft. The elevator accident occurred in New York City’s Garment District. Employees of the building say they heard a loud boom, not knowing someone had fallen.
Emergency responders say the worker was in cardiac arrest when he was taken to the hospital, but later succumbed to his injuries. The elevator is currently closed down pending further investigation. So far no code violations have been issued.
Our deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of the victim in this tragic accident.
The Massachusetts family of a 4-year-old boy who died after falling from the escalator at the Sears Department Store at Auburn Mall filed a lawsuit against the mall last week.
On March 11, the boy was with his mother at the mall when he fell 18 feet through a gap in an escalator onto a glass display case. The boy was rushed to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a a short time later.
The family is suing Sears, Roebuck & Co., Simon Property Group Inc., Schindler Elevator Corporation, and Botany Bay Construction. They are seeking an undisclosed amount in damages. The family is hoping that this lawsuit will prevent future escalator deaths from occurring.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed after falling from an escalator or elevator, please contact the Des Moines elevator and escalator attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 225-2600.
A four-year-old boy recently died after falling from an escalator at a mall in Auburn, Massachusetts.
The accident occurred when the boy was riding the escalator to the second story of the mall. According to reports, the boy was pulled off the escalator by a moving railing that he was holding on to. He was then thrown through a fairly large gap between the escalator and a barrier.
The boy sustained a head injury and was taken immediately to a local hospital, where he underwent surgery for his injuries. However, doctors were unable to save him, and he died shortly after.
Officials are currently investigating the accident.
Our thoughts and sympathies are with the friends and family of the young victim of this accident.