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New Elevator Safety Law to Require More Education and Training for Mechanics

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Just months after a man was killed in a Kips Bay apartment building elevator accident, new legislation that officials hope will bolster elevator safety in New York is awaiting Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature. According to a report in the New York Post, the Elevator Safety Act would require state-licensed elevator mechanics and others who oversee […]

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NYCHA’s (The Projects) Replacement Plan for Boilers Gets Federal Approval

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The federal watchdog for the New York City Housing Authority (The Projects) has signed off on the agency’s plan to use $450 million in state aid to replace broken boilers and elevators in many of its developments. According to the New York Post, agency officials said this is a significant first step toward improving the […]

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Man Fatally Crushed in Manhattan Elevator Accident

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A 30-year-old man who lived in the Manhattan Promenade residential tower in the Kips Bay neighborhood was crushed to death after one of the building’s elevators dropped suddenly as he was exiting into the lobby. According to The New York Times, three others inside the car, who witnessed this horrific elevator accident unfold, were uninjured […]

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Malfunctioning Elevators at NYCHA Buildings Still Affecting Residents

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The lack of fixes as well as poor maintenance for the elevators at a Bronx public housing complex continue to inconvenience and exasperate its residents. Exclusive video provided to Eyewitness News shows one elevator in the Butler Houses, a 21-story complex run by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) (the Projects), apparently skipping floors, […]

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NYC Regulation Requires Installation of Door Lock Monitors on Elevators by the End of the Year

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The deadline for the New York City regulation that mandates the installation of door-lock monitors on about 44,000 elevators citywide by the end of the year is fast approaching. According to a report in The New York Times, this regulation means that tens of thousands of elevators in the city need to have these safety […]

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Woman Dies After NYC Shelter’s Elevator Malfunctions

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A woman who suffered a medical condition at a New York City shelter died after getting trapped in an elevator that malfunctioned. According to a WABC news report, she was inside the elevator with EMTs for nearly an hour. Residents and family members told ABC that the woman might have still been alive and been […]

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Elevator Accidents and Injuries in the Projects Outpace Other City Buildings

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Malfunctioning and poorly maintained elevators in New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) buildings, also known as the Projects, are increasingly contributing to accidents that result in injuries and fatalities to its residents and visitors. A news article in TheRealDeal.com states that the elevators in NYCHA buildings that are being inspected, tested and maintained by the […]

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Woman Rescued After Getting Stuck in Manhattan Townhouse Elevator

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A woman was trapped in a Manhattan building elevator over the weekend before firefighters eventually rescued her on the morning of Jan. 28. According to an NBC New York news report, the woman was an employee of the building owners of the Upper East Side townhouse building on East 65th Street near Madison Avenue, a […]

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Elevator Safety Still a Problem in New York City

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Elevator safety in New York City is a huge problem – whether we’re talking about buildings in the projects (NYCHA) or luxury apartment buildings in Manhattan. According to an in-depth investigative report in The Real Deal, elevator mechanics often have little training, inspectors routinely fail to identify hazards and landlords get away without facing penalties […]

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Five People Injured in Two Separate New York City Elevator Accidents

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 Five people were injured in two elevator accidents in Brooklyn and Manhattan on July 5. According to a report in the New York Post, four Con Edison workers were hurt at the company’s Vinegar Hill facility when their elevator came crashing down about 200 feet the morning of July 5. The elevator came to rest […]

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