Elevator Accidents Archives

Staircase Accidents in New York City Still More Dangerous than Malfunctioning Elevators

Elevator accidents in New York City generate a lot of news because they're tragic and they tap into the innate fear that many of us have of being trapped and helpless in a little box. But that fear has actually magnified these types of accidents in our collective consciousness to unreasonable proportions. Indeed, when compared to the number of staircase accidents in New York City, the risk of being hurt or killed in an elevator is almost miniscule.

Escalator Accident in New York Leaves Worker Trapped

An MTA worker was injured in an escalator accident in Manhattan earlier this month. The man was working in the financial district when a malfunctioning escalator sent him to the hospital. An eyewitness to this terrible accident called 911 and rescue crews from multiple agencies arrived within minutes. One man was taken out via stretcher in what appeared to be serious condition. Another MTA employee was injured as well but was able to walk to the ambulance himself.

NYC Elevator Inspectors are Failing to Protect the Public

Turns out your risk for being in an elevator accident in New York City may be higher than you think. A new report issued by NYC's comptroller shows that city-paid elevator inspectors are failing to provide an adequate service-specifically, they're performing sub-par inspections and (in some cases) not inspecting lifts at all. This disturbing trend puts any one of us at risk of a serious-even potentially fatal-elevator accident in New York City.

Store Employee killed in Elevator Accident in Brooklyn

A tragic elevator accident in Brooklyn has claimed the life of an employee at a grocery store in Flatbush. The 62-year old man was operating a freight elevator while on the basement level when a malfunction occurred. The elevator plummeted down the shaft and crushed him. Rescue crews were able to extricate the victim and rushed him to a nearby hospital but he succumbed to his injuries.

Elevator Accidents in New York City Likely to Become More Common

In the wake of several elevator accidents in New York City, safety advocates are worried that these malfunctions could become more common across the city. Thousands upon thousands of elevators in New York City's office buildings, apartments, retail stores, and subways continue to age while maintenance personnel continue to struggle with necessary inspections and repairs.

Elevator Accident in Manhattan Injures Several People

Several people were injured when an elevator malfunctioned in Manhattan earlier this month. The five individuals were leaving a party at a four-story home on East 49th Street when the lift dropped an estimated four floors to the basement level. Unlike most elevator accidents in New York City, this particular malfunction occurred in a private home. Still, firefighters arrived on scene within minutes and extricated all of the injured individuals from the damaged lift car.

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.

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