Report: Brake Failure To Blame For JPS Hospital Elevator Accident That Injured Nurse

Report: Brake Failure To Blame For JPS Hospital Elevator Accident That Injured Nurse

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

May 8, 2019 at 12:40 pmFiled Under:4071445DFW Newselevator injurieselevator maintenanceFort WorthJohn Peter Smith HospitalJPS elevatorsJPS HospitallawsuitPatricia PriceThyssenKrupp


FORT WORTH, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A newly-released state report concluded that brake failure is to blame for an elevator accident that critically injured a nurseat Fort Worth’s John Peter Smith Hospital.

The worn brake shoes and frozen pins illustrated a lack of routine maintenance and equipment checks, the state inspector wrote. Additionally, “the brake shoes did not set and both the left and right brake shoes were ‘worn down’ and that combined with problems with the actuating pin created, ‘a serious deficiency in the braking system.’ ”

JPS tweeted that it “remains focused on the continued recovery of our nurse, and the safety of our team members, patients & visitors. We have already moved forward with Southwest Elevator, the company working to ensure our elevators are properly repaired and maintained.”

Carren Stratford – JPS Hospital nurse (courtesy: attorney Frank Branson)

JPS tweeted that it “Remains focused on the continued recovery of our nurse, and the safety of our team members, patients & visitors. We have already moved forward with Southwest Elevator, the company working to ensure our elevators are properly repaired and maintained.”

JPS Health Network@JPS_Health · 1hReplying to @JPS_Health

State inspector writes: after deciding with JPS attorneys to perform an overall jobsite maintenance assessment…a separate complaint was filed for maintenance deficiencies against Thyssenkrupp Elevator. #jpsupdate

JPS Health Network@JPS_Health

JPS remains focused on the continued recovery of our nurse, and the safety of our team members, patients & visitors. We have already moved forward with Southwest Elevator, the company working to ensure our elevators are properly repaired and maintained. #jpsupdate9:56 AM – May 8, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee JPS Health Network’s other Tweets

Nurse Carren Stratford remains in the hospital following the January 2019 incident.

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