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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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Elevator Accident in Manhattan Causes Serious Injuries

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 A 62-year-old woman was severely injured in an elevator accident in Manhattan after the elevator fell three floors. According to a report on DNAinfo.com, the incident occurred in a building at Sutton Place near Sutton Square. The elevator reportedly plunged three floors down to the basement. The victim was transported to a local hospital and […]

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Officials Suspect Elevator that Crushed Worker Was Not Properly Installed

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 An elevator that crushed a 43-year-old discount store worker to death was not properly installed, officials said. The New York Daily News reports that the fatal elevator accident occurred when the worker was loading boxes at La Reguera Dominicana. The freight elevator suddenly lurched upward and crushed the man to death. A union representative told […]

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Mayor Bill de Blasio Opposes State Elevator Safety Regulation

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 Mayor Bill de Blasio is battling Albany over proposed elevator safety legislation. According to a report in the New York Post, in an effort to prevent additional regulation, City Hall is opposing a measure that would have the state issue licenses to mechanics and others who oversee maintenance of 70,000 elevators in New York City’s […]

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Woman Injured in Elevator Accident at Midtown Hotel

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 A woman suffered injuries in an elevator accident after she fell about 6 feet down an elevator shaft at a four-star hotel in Midtown Manhattan. According to a report in the New York Post, the incident occurred at the Grand Hyatt hotel on East 42nd Street after the 50-year-old woman fell down the shaft. It […]

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