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Over 2000 NYC Elevators Tagged with Violations After Private Inspections

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NBC’s I-Team recently analyzed more than 400,000 elevator inspections conducted between 2017 and 2019 and found 2,217 instances where elevators were given “satisfactory” or “no violation” ratings by private inspectors, only to attract violations issued by the NYC Department of Buildings in the next 90 days. Under city law, every passenger elevator in New York […]

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Electrician Killed in Hell’s Kitchen Elevator Accident

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 An electrician was fatally injured in an elevator accident in Hell’s Kitchen after he became trapped in the lift when the building’s power was turned off. According to a news report in the New York Post, the worker died while prying the door open with his hands and trying to squeeze through the 1-foot opening. […]

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Construction Worker Seriously Injured in Elevator Accident

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 A construction worker was severely injured in an elevator accident after he fell seven stories down an elevator shaft at a Brooklyn work site. According to a report in the New York Daily News, the victim plunged down the shaft in a building that is under construction on Johnson Avenue near Bushwick Avenue in Brooklyn. […]

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Infant Dies in Horrific Elevator Accident in Brooklyn

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 A 6-week-old baby died from injuries sustained in an elevator accident in a Brooklyn building, which has had a long history of violations. According to a report in the New York Daily News, both the child and her mother plunged eight stories down an elevator shaft, which was apparently undergoing repair. But the building did […]

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Worker Killed in Elevator Accident at Restaurant

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 A 34-year-old man died from the injuries he suffered in a New Jersey elevator accident, according to a news report in the Asbury Park Press. The fatal incident occurred at Three B’s Bar and Bistro in Lakehurst, New Jersey after the man was caught in the machinery of a small freight elevator. The victim was […]

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Boy Killed in Brooklyn Elevator Accident

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 A 4-year-old boy suffered fatal injuries in an elevator accident in Brooklyn after he fell down a garage elevator shaft. According to a report in The New York Times, the incident occurred when the boy was riding in a freight elevator to the third floor of the garage on Union Street in the Park Slope […]

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Man Loses Arm in Lower Manhattan Elevator Accident

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 A technician lost his arm in an elevator accident as he was repairing a lift in lower Manhattan. According to a New York Post report, witnesses heard the man’s screams for help following the accident. The technician, a Brooklyn resident, was working at 50 Broadway, a 37-story office building in the heart of the Financial […]

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Construction Worker Fell into Elevator Shaft Impaled on Steel Bars after Fall

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A worker was seriously injured in a construction accident after falling into an elevator shaft. According to a report in the New York Daily News, the victim was impaled on four pieces of steel rebar after he fell five stories in the elevator shaft of a building in the Flatiron District of Manhattan. The man […]

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Man Injured in Train Station Elevator Accident

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 A New York City man was injured in an elevator accident at the Albany Street train station in New Brunswick, New Jersey. According to an Associated Press news report, the 36-year-old man suffered back injuries and other injuries in the accident. Officials say the man was leaning against the elevator door when it opened causing […]

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Elderly Man Killed in Bronx Elevator Accident

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 An elderly public housing tenant was killed in a Bronx elevator accident after falling and cracking his skull in an elevator that had been serviced by repairmen just the day before. According to a report in the New York Daily News, the 81-year-old man had left his fifth-floor apartment on Boston Road just before the […]

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