This morning a 41 year-old woman was killed in Manhattan when an elevator malfunctioned and trapped her between the doors and the elevator car. According to a report, the woman was on the first floor of an office building at around 10 am when the accident occurred.
Two witnesses inside the elevator watched on as the elevator began to quickly ascend with the woman still trapped. They were taken to the hospital for trauma.
The New York City Department of Buildings will investigate the cause of the accident. An inspection from this summer reveals that a defect was found in one of the elevators.
Our deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of the victim.