Thursday, December 15, 2011

Woman crushed to death in New York elevator accident

[ via Yahoo News ] 15 Dec

A woman was crushed to death on Wednesday by an elevator that began moving as she was stepping on board, authorities said.

The freak accident occurred mid-morning in a 25-story office building at 285 Madison Avenue, near Grand Central Terminal, according to the Fire Department of New York.

The door were still open when the elevatator started moving upwards. The woman was about halfway into the elevator when it shot upward, a fire department spokeswoman said. She was lifted up and crushed between the shaft and the elevator, she said.

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