Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Elevator crushes NY woman

Suzanne Hart, 41, was killed at a Midtown Manhattan office tower after being crushed when an elevator at the building rose suddenly, according to the New York Fire Department.
Hart stepped onto an elevator in the lobby of 285 Madison Ave. and was pinned when it went up, said Jim Long, a spokesman for the department. Two other people were uninjured and are being treated for what they witnessed, he said.
She was “mangled up really bad,” a fire official said.
The building, located between 40th and 41st streets, is owned by WPP Plc (WPP)’s Young & Rubicam advertising firm, according to New York City property records. Chris Hayes, a spokesperson for Young & Rubicam, didn’t immediately return a phone call seeking comment. The company earlier this month announced it was moving offices to 3 Columbus Circle. 
Records show 56 violations of the city’s building code involving some of the building's 13 elevators, dating back to 2001. The last citation occurred in 2009, and all of the complaints are listed as resolved by the city Buildings Department.

1 comment:

  1. I can't even imagine how I would feel watching this women die. It's something that would probably haunt me for life.