People often feel uneasy when riding in elevator and this tragic accident may explain why. A 43-year-old man was killed in a freight elevator over the weekend and the Elevator Accident Lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy
A worker at a Washington Heights store was killed in a random elevator accident. The man, a 43-year-old, was loading merchandise onto a freight elevator at a store located at 552 W. 182nd St., in Manhattan. The elevator made a sudden and unexpected move, lurching upward. This caused the worker to be pinned to the ceiling. Locals who knew the victim were shocked, according to an article in the New York Post).
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and his family. He went to work that morning and because of dangerous working conditions he never made it home to his loved ones. Tragic.
New Yorkers may take elevators for granted, blindly believing that they will function without failure. However, recent history tells us that elevator accidents, while uncommon, can happen and usually have severe consequences when they do.