Kips Bay, Manhattan, NY (August 23, 2019) – The man was suddenly and tragically killed after an elevator malfunctioned and crushed him inside a Manhattan apartment building has been identified. Police stated that 30-year-old Samuel Charles Waisbren, who was a resident at 344 Third Avenue, located in the Kips Bay section of the city died in the accident on Thursday morning, August 22nd.
At approximately 8:30 a.m., Waisbren was attempting to exit an elevator when it unexpectedly plummeted and trapped him between a shaft wall and the elevator car. Firefighters were at the scene a short time later where they rescued three people who were still inside the elevator. Waisbren was pronounced deceased at the scene.
According to other residents of the building, the elevators there have had problems for a long time. Authorities continue to investigate the exact cause of this incident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Samuel Charles Waisbren at this time.
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