Investigation of Fatal Elevator Accident in New York Continues – Maintenance Work May Be the "Cause"
The New York Times reported that Robert LiMandri, the Commissioner of the Buildings Department in New York City, said:
“We know that there was work being done right before the unfortunate event, and we do believe that is a contributing cause, or the cause.”
He also said:
“We know for sure that those events directly before this unfortunate accident clearly are part of our investigation.”
Suzanne Hart was killed while when the elevator suddenly shot upwards as she boarded.
The story also says that the about 60,000 elevators in New York produced 53 accident in the previous year.