Man in NYC killed as elevator drops, crushes him between shaft and wall

Man in NYC killed as elevator drops, crushes him between shaft and wall

30-year-old Samuel Charles Waisbren was trying to get out of the elevator when it continued downward and trapped him. He was pinned between the elevator car and the shaft and died. It happened on Thursday morning in a high-end rental building on Third Avenue in the Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan. Police and building inspectors are investigating.

Tom A
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Luther Young
Luther Young 5 months

Ban all elevators

Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 5 months

What a way to go, I hope he didn't suffer. RIP

Paul C
Paul C 5 months

Guess we need placards that say "Mind the gap."

Mike Clark
Mike Clark 5 months

I think the owners should sentence to death by elevators. Clearly didn't give two shits about safety

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 5 months

Welp... guess I'm taking the stairs for all eternity.

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