Woman dies due to elevator malfunction

12-14-2011

Woman dies due to elevator malfunction

A 41 year-old woman was killed after an elevator malfunctioned, trapping her between the wall and the elevator car.

The accident occurred in Manhattan early this morning as the woman was on her way to work in an midtown office building. The elevator doors closed on her as she was walking in and then abruptly began to move to the second floor, killing her. Two people inside saw everything and were taken to the hospital for psychological trauma.

So far, the cause of the accident has not been determined. However, an inspection in June shows that a defect was found. An investigation by the New York City Department of Buildings will be conducted.

Our deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of the victim.

Related Posts

Announcing Recipients of 2018 Community Fund

The Steinberg Law Firm thrives when its community does. The belief that our firm is capable of creating change, and moving our ecosystem forward, runs through each Steinberg employee, and…

Read More

Brad Pitt’s NGO may sue manufacturer for product liability due to rotting wood

The non-profit organization Make It Right Foundation, which is the brainchild of Hollywood actor Brad Pitt , is considering taking legal action against a South Carolina-based manufacturer of glass-infused wood…

Read More