Elevator Accidents Archives

Elevator Accident in Williamsburg Leaves Victim Critically Injured

Last month an elevator accident in Brooklyn claimed the life of an infant and seriously injured the child's mother. This month another victim has been critically injured after falling at least seven stories down an elevator shaft. This most recent elevator accident in New York happened at a job site in Williamsburg where the man, a 42-year old employee of the Economy Elevator Company, was working at the time.

Infant Dies, Mother Injured in Tragic Elevator Accident in New York City

An infant was killed and her mother seriously injured in an elevator accident in Brooklyn earlier this month. The six-week-old little girl-Areej Ali-was in a stroller that plunged down an elevator shaft at a Brooklyn apartment building on Thursday, October 14th. The elevator was under repair at the time of the accident but there were no signs posted and the doors were not locked in the closed position.

Elevator Accident in New York Costs Worker His Arm

A horrific elevator accident in New York cost a lift technician his arm late last month. The unnamed individual was working on the elevator at an office building located in The Financial District on May 26th when people in the building heard a crash then "bloodcurdling" screams. Minutes later EMTs from the FDNY were seen rushing the man out of the building with bandages around the remainder of his arm and what appeared to be a large bucket of ice containing the severed limb.

Fatal Elevator Accident in the Bronx Could Have Been Avoided

Reports have surfaced that the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) knew of safety violations prior to a fatal elevator accident in New York that claimed the life of 84-year old Olegario Pabon last year. In fact, some are criticizing the agency for not shutting the elevators in that building down. 

Elevator Accident in Brooklyn Results in Lawsuit Against Manufacturer

Late last year a 37-year old man was killed in an elevator accident in Brooklyn. Eran Modan was exiting an elevator in East Williamsburg when the car suddenly dropped, crushing him to death. Now the homeowners association in charge of the apartment building is suing the manufacturers of the elevator, claiming their machinery doesn't meet New York City Department of Buildings safety standards.

A Fatal Elevator Accident in Manhattan Spurs Lawmakers Into Action

A tragic elevator accident in Manhattan that claimed the life of a young man earlier this month has spurred local and state legislators to push a bill requiring special training and licensing for elevator repair technicians in New York.

Man Sacrifices Himself to Save Woman and Child in Elevator Accident In Manhattan

Just after midnight on New Year's Day, a young man was crushed in a tragic elevator accident in Manhattan. The man was attending a New Year's Eve party at an apartment on the 100 block of Broome Street on the Lower East Side when one of three elevators in the building began malfunctioning. The individual was caught between the car and the floor and crushed. Rescue crews arrived shortly thereafter but the man had already died.

Elevator Accident in Brooklyn Sends Man to Hospital

A Brooklyn man was seriously injured in an elevator accident in New York Monday. Paul Masdeau was travelling down in an elevator at 1 St. Paul's Ct. in Prospect Park South when the elevator car stalled inside the shaft. Stuck between the second and third floors, Masdeau called for help from inside the car before attempting to escape. Fearing for his life he tried to pry open the exterior elevator doors and ended up falling.

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