5 Workers Fired Stemming from New York Elevator Death

According to the Huffington Post, 5 workers have been fired, due to negligence that caused a New York elevator death.  Suzanne Hart, 41, an advertising executive, was killed on December 14, 2011. She had attempted to get onto an elevator when she was dragged between the car and the wall. Since then an investigation into what caused the fatal accident was launched.  This has now led to the firing of 5 unnamed elevator mechanics, who work for Transel Elevator Inc. They were on duty at the time of her tragic accident.  The elevator workers are accused of disabling the key safety system, which is supposed to prevent elevators from moving when the doors are open. In addition, they failed to put up some type of warning that the elevator should not be used.  In 2011 there were 43 reports issued concerning some type of elevator malfunction in New York. The previous year there were 53 incidents.  If someone you love was the victim of negligence on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim.A premises liability case can address not only burial and funeral expenses but other losses such as pain and suffering.

Contacting a New York Wrongful Death Lawyer 

When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one because of wrongful death, you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York wrongful death lawyer can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a wrongful death claim is right for you.  At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of wrongful death lawyers that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your wrongful death claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.

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