One More Thing To Worry About of the Day: 41-year-old Y&R advertising exec Suzanne Hart suffered a gruesome, Final Destination-esque death today, when she was crushed by an elevator after it suddenly shot up while she was getting in.
The incident, which occurred at the company’s 285 Madison Avenue HQ, was described by an NYFD official as follows:
Her foot or her leg are heading into the elevator while the door is open. Her one foot is in the car; but then, the doors close on her leg and the elevator shoots upward. And she is just kind of yanked up with it. Then, the elevator car becomes pinned between the first and second floor. It seems like her body is what stops the elevator’s movement.
Two passengers already inside the elevator car were not physically injured, but were described as victims of trauma.
Department of Buildings spokesman Tony Sclafani said the elevator in question was inspected this past June, and “no safety issues were found at that time and no conditions were found that would be related to this accident.”
[cityroom / image: cbsnews.]
this is literally my worst fear.
i am never riding in an elevator again.