Kips Bay, Manhattan, NY (August 22, 2019) – An elevator malfunctioned and dropped inside of a Manhattan apartment building, killing a 30-year-old man, according to authorities. The deadly accident occurred inside the building located on Third Avenue in the Kips Bay section of the city, shortly before 8:30 a.m.
Police stated that the victim was getting off the elevator in the lobby when it malfunctioned for unknown reasons. The man, identified only as a resident, became trapped between a shaft wall and the elevator car–crushing him. Two other people were on the elevator and exited just before the victim.
Police and emergency responders arrived at the scene where the victim was pronounced deceased. The Department of Buildings is investigating the incident along with the police.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim at this time.
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