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What Should Casino Guests Do If They Are Hurt in an Elevator Accident?

A Philadelphia Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant who was severely injured in an elevator accident last summer was finally released from the hospital in late January, highlighting the devastating injuries that victims can suffer in elevator accidents. Here in Atlantic City, as in most major urban areas, people having to ride elevators as part of their day-to-day lives is commonplace, most notably at our many hotels and casinos. Therefore, locals as well as the flood of tourists our city hosts on an annual basis need to be aware of what to do if they or someone they love is injured in a casino elevator accident in New Jersey. Tips for Guests Injured in a Casino Elevator Accident Here are a few tips for what guests should do following a casino elevator accident: The first thing you should do is check to see if you or anyone else is injured and make sure…
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Is It Safe to Ride Elevators in Old Buildings?

A housing complex in New York’s Lower East Side serves as a prime example of how dangerous riding elevators in old buildings can be for residents, staff and visitors. Reportedly, maintenance problems, which have been plaguing the complex for years, have led to the residents of one of the facility’s three 26-story buildings being left without elevator service. This comes on the heels of an elevator accident that took place in another of the apartment complex’s buildings last year that led to the death of a 25-year-old man. This begs the question, what are people supposed to do if they are hurt or someone they love is killed in an elevator accident? What Can I Do If I Am Injured in an Elevator Accident? Victims of elevator accidents and their families may be able to bring those responsible for the incident to justice if negligence was involved. If a person…
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This Man’s First Act in 2016 Was to Die Saving a Woman in an Elevator Accident

A 25-year-old man in Manhattan is being called a hero since his first act of the new year was to die saving a woman during an elevator accident. The man was crushed to death by the malfunctioning elevator just after he was able to get the woman to safety. Authorities say that the man and woman were on the elevator in an apartment on the Lower East Side when the lift got stuck on the third floor. After a moment, the elevator “buckled and began to descend.” That’s when the victim pushed the woman out of the lift, seconds before the elevator collapsed. A witness at the scene told CBS New York that “the elevator started falling really, really slow,” adding that as soon as the woman was free, “the elevator just came down and it just crushed him.” Witnesses and those standing nearby attempted to free the young man,…
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