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Category: Elevator Accidents

November 17, 2016 Elevator Accidents,Personal Injury

How to Prevent Falls on Elevators

The holiday season is coming and it is that time of the year for shopping in crowded malls. When it comes to shopping and traveling, November and December are without a doubt the busiest months of the year. With so much excitement going around, people tend to forget about elevator and escalator safety while moving… read more

November 6, 2016 Elevator Accidents

BROOKLYN: Construction Worker Critically Injured After Down Elevator Shaft When A Wood Board Broke In Half

CONSTRUCTION SITE MAY HAVE BEEN IN VIOLATION OF NEW YORK LABOR LAW 240(1)  BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (November 11, 2016) – A construction worker was in critical condition and had to be rushed to Elmhurst Hospital after falling down an elevator shaft, according to NBC News. Other construction workers are saying that the accident happened after the… read more

October 17, 2016 Elevator Accidents

BROOKLYN: Baby Killed After Stroller Falls Down Dangerous Elevator Shaft

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (October 16, 2016) – A baby has died in a tragic elevator accident after her stroller plunged down an elevator shaft, according to abc news. The accident happened after the doors to the elevator opened and the woman stepped through only to realize that the elevator was below. The woman and her… read more

September 16, 2016 Construction Accidents,Elevator Accidents,Personal Injury

Construction Elevator Fall Results in Eight Fatalities

Elevator accidents are a common problem in New York City and worldwide. In a prior story, New York Daily News reported that eight people were killed in an elevator accident while they were on a construction elevator.  The incident occurred when the elevator fell down from the 18th floor of a building which was under… read more

July 25, 2016 Elevator Accidents

MANHATTAN: Jose Fernandez Killed In Freight Elevator Accident at La Reguera Dominican Store In Washington Heights

BUILDING OWNER AND/OR ELEVATOR INSTALLER MAY BE LIABLE FOR FATAL ACCIDENT MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (July 24, 2016) – A 43-year-old employee at a Washington Heights variety store has died in a tragic freight elevator accident near 552 W. 182nd Street, according to the New York Post. Authorities have been able to identify the man that was killed in the… read more

July 6, 2016 Elevator Accidents,Personal Injury

Elevator Accidents and Personal Injury Lawsuits

According to data provided by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, incidents that involve elevators and escalators cause roughly 30 deaths and about 17,000 serious injuries each year in the United States. 90% of the deaths and 60% of the serious injuries are caused by elevators. Almost 40% (14)… read more

June 16, 2016 Elevator Accidents,Personal Injury

Deadly Elevator Accident Shines Light on the Need for Better Safety

A tragic elevator accident occurred recently when an 84-year-old man with a cane stepped into the elevator at his building in the Bronx. The elderly man sustained a fall on the day before Christmas and he subsequently died of resulting injuries. The elevator on which his deadly accident occurred had been the subject of repeated… read more

April 15, 2016 Elevator Accidents,Personal Injury

NYC Elevator Repair Workers Face Serious Risks

A 55-year-old construction worker was preparing to hang drywall on a ceiling at a construction site on West 17th Street when he lost his balance on a ladder.  The man fell four stories into an elevator shaft, according to the New York Times.  He struck three metal bars that were protruding upward at the base… read more

January 2, 2016 Elevator Accidents,Personal Injury,Personal Injury FAQs

Personal Injury Claims for Elevator Accidents

In the US, about 900,000 elevators are operational which allows for 18 billion trips every year. These elevators must always be in excellent working conditions to avoid serious accidents. In most cases, elevator accidents take place due to poor maintenance, faulty installation, while in maintenance, or improper use. Malfunctioning elevators are known to cause fatal… read more

October 11, 2015 Elevator Accidents,Personal Injury,Personal Injury FAQs,Premises Liability

Elevators can Go Wrong While Being Installed, Maintained, or When in Use

Elevator Commercial & Residential High-rises Millions use elevators to move up and down the buildings they either work or live. There are around 900,000 elevators in use in the United States, and New York City buildings house around 80,000 of them. Elevators can go wrong while being installed, maintained, or when in use. Many service… read more