NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- NBC New York is reporting the details of a horrific death of an elevator repairman in New Jersey. (Elevator Repair Worker Killed in Shaft at New Jersey High-Rise Building: Authorities, February 22, 2016). Authorities stated that the 44-year-old repairman somehow became stuck between the elevator door and the top portion of the elevator car and was dragged upwards and killed.
The worker was said to have been found wedged between an elevator cab and the wall of the shaft, according to the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration and was pronounced dead at the scene. Initial reports stated that the job was normally performed by two workers but that the man had begun work when his partner was late. Slade Industries, Inc., the worker's employer, expressed it's condolences to the family. OSHA is investigating the death to determine any wrongdoing.
"Firstly, our hearts go out to the friends and family of the deceased elevator repair worker," said Adnan Munawar, Partner at Munawar & Andrews-Santillo LLP. "Nobody expects their loved one to suffer such an accident like this at work and we can only imagine the shock and despair they must feel. While most of us take elevators for granted, maintaining them and repairing them is essential, dangerous work, and unfortunately we saw today that it can be fatal."
"One of the reasons OSHA is investigating is to make sure that proper safety protocols were being followed and to determine if this was more than just a fluke accident. While we can make no conclusions about this tragedy, time and again we have seen companies who cut corners with their workers' safety, and thankfully we have systems in place to punish them. Especially when a government agency is involved, it is imperative of anyone who is a victim of an accident and/or their loved ones to consult the advice of an expert right away. There is a myriad of rules and regulations, and potentially multiple parties involved, so allowing an experienced attorney to navigate the process for you can make all the difference. And remember, speaking with a personal injury attorney is always free, and you only pay a fee when you collect, so there is practically no barrier to quality representation.
If you or a loved one has suffered and injury, medical condition, or worse, as a result of an elevator accident in New York, you should contact a New York Elevator Accident lawyer today at 212.400.4000 to receive information about the your rights under the law and how to pursue claims for the compensation you deserve.
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