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Man In Life-Threatening Condition After Falling from Escalator in Toronto

By Elevator World | July 22, 2021

A man who fell from a mall escalator in downtown Toronto was in life-threatening condition, City News reported. Police were called to the scene around 4 p.m. on July 19 and paramedics transported the 25-year-old to the hospital. The man was on a central escalator, which is three-stories high, but it’s unclear from what height he fell.…

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Escalator Injury Case Against Shopping Mall Dismissed

By Elevator World | July 16, 2021

A case involving injuries from an escalator at a mall in Sudbury, Canada, was dismissed, Mondaq reports. The case involved the plaintiff, a 14-year-old boy who sustained injuries, including fractures to his right leg, wrists and jaw, when he stood outside of an escalator, grabbed the handrail, lost his grip when he reached the top and fell…

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Boy Fatally Trapped By Elevator at Vacation Rental Home

By Elevator World | July 15, 2021

A 7-year-old boy died July 11 after being entrapped by an elevator in a vacation rental home in Corolla, North Carolina, OBX Today reported. EMS and fire department personnel arrived at the home at 7:40 p.m. to find the boy entrapped and without a pulse. The child was freed, and the rescuers began resuscitation efforts but were…

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Woman Killed When Home Elevator Falls Onto Her

By Elevator World | July 14, 2021

A woman in Wichita County, Texas, was killed on June 12 when a residential elevator fell on top of her, Texomas reported. Authorities said a family member found the woman underneath the elevator and summoned a neighbor, who brought a floor jack to raise the elevator. First responders arrived about 7:30 p.m. and attempted life-saving efforts,…

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Man Found Dead In NYC Restaurant’s Elevator Shaft

By Elevator World | July 8, 2021

A woman who tried to use an elevator at a restaurant in NYC’s Chinatown discovered a body jammed between the elevator car and its hoistway wall, Latin Times reported on July 6. First responders called to the scene arrived to find a 28-year-old man between the first and second floors of the elevator shaft. Authorities had to…

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Elevator Accident in China Claims Life Of Teenager

Elevator Accident in China Claims Life Of Teenager

By Elevator World | June 1, 2021

Officials in southern China are investigating the death of a teenage girl who was killed when a suspected faulty elevator rose quickly and struck the top of the elevator shaft in May, Newsweek reported on May 26. A statement released by the office for industry and commerce in Zhanjiang said the passenger became trapped inside the elevator…

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Construction Worker Dies in Elevator Shaft Fall in NYC

Construction Worker Dies in Elevator Shaft Fall in NYC

By Elevator World | May 25, 2021

A 32-year-old worker was pronounced dead at a local hospital after falling four stories down an elevator shaft at a construction site in Long Island City, Queens, NYC, on May 22, New York Daily News is among outlets to report. Authorities say the man fell from the sixth to the second floor at approximately 9:30 a.m. at…

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Fight Ends In Elevator Shaft With Multiple Injuries

By Elevator World | May 20, 2021

Three men were injured in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, after a fight between them ended up in the elevator shaft of an apartment complex on the night of May 17, NBC 10 reported. Like what you might see in a movie, the men, all between 20 and 22 years old, were fighting on the eighth floor of…

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Elevators Ban Electric Bikes After Fire Injures Five

By Elevator World | May 13, 2021

Communities across China tightened bans on electric bicycles in elevators this week after a rider’s battery exploded, injuring five people at a residential building in Shanghai, including a woman holding her grandson, Global Times reported on May 12. The woman suffered burns over 75% of her body, and she and the child were taken to a hospital…

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Elevator Filled with Officers Collapses in Brooklyn

By Elevator World | May 12, 2021

An elevator in the Industry City building in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NYC, collapsed at approximately 10 a.m. on May 10 with about 24 members of federal and local law enforcement agencies inside, the New York Post is among outlets to report. One detective suffered a back injury and was transported to NYU Lagrone Hospital. According to the…

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