Month: August 2019

Tenants terrified of ‘so-called working elevator’ after deadly accident

By Daniel Cassady and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon August 26, 2019 | 6:12pm Manhattan Promenade tenants say they’re scared to use the “so-called working elevator” after the building’s other elevator malfunctioned, killing 30-year-old Sam Waisbren.Richard Harbus Tenants at the Manhattan building where a man was crushed to death by a malfunctioning elevator Thursday say they are still in the dark about what
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Shocking Elevator Death Drawing Renewed Attention To Safety And Legislation Awaiting Cuomo’s Pen

August 25, 2019 at 11:45 pmFiled Under:elevator accident, Kips Bay, Lisa Rozner, Local TV, Manhattan, NYC Department of Buildings https://cbsloc.al/2MBqCbqNEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The 30-year-old man who died trying to get off a Manhattan elevator on Thursday was laid to rest Sunday in his home state of Wisconsin. The tragedy is bringing renewed attention to elevator safety and raising questions about who gets
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Elevator Death Brings Call for Licensing of Mechanics

Kips Bay, Manhattan Many co-op and condo boards are scrambling to meet the deadline to install electronic door-lock monitorsin their elevators by the end of the year. They will also have to install an emergency brake by January 1, 2027.  But a tragic accident last week has brought urgent calls for even more safety regulations on the city’s 84,000 elevators, the New
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These Buildings Have The Most Broken Elevator Complaints In NYC

BY BEN YAKASAUG. 23, 2019 4:22 P.M. • 20 COMMENTS On Thursday, a 30-year-old man was killed when he was crushed by a malfunctioning elevator in his apartment building in Kips Bay. It has since come out that tenants around that building, the Manhattan Promenade, had long complained about issues with their elevators—and the city’s Department of Buildings had fined it multiple times
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Cuomo still hasn’t signed bill expanding elevator safety

By Julia Marsh and Aaron Feis August 25, 2019 | 9:22pm Andrew Cuomo / Dennis A. Clark Gov. Andrew Cuomo must sign an elevator-safety bill on the heels of a Manhattan man’s freak-accident crushing death on Thursday, lawmakers demanded Sunday. Elevator maintenance workers are responsible for the safety of countless New Yorkers as they whiz sometimes hundreds of feet up and down
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NEII Releases Elevator & Escalator Industry Cybersecurity Best Practices Business Wire

Business WireAugust 22, 2019 CENTREVILLE, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The National Elevator Industry, Inc. (NEII), the premier trade association for the building transportation industry in North America, has released the Elevator & Escalator Industry Cybersecurity Best Practices – a guideline for the industry developed by cybersecurity and codes experts from NEII member companies. The best practices were developed by experienced
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Man Crushed to Death by Elevator in Manhattan Building

The Manhattan Promenade, a residential tower in the Kips Bay neighborhood, was recently fined for unsafe elevator conditions. By Matthew Haag Aug. 22, 2019, 11:07 a.m. ET A man was crushed to death in an elevator on Thursday morning at a Manhattan apartment building that had been recently fined for unsafe elevator conditions, the authorities said. Firefighters
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Bidders keen on elevator unit: Thyssenkrupp CEO in Spiegel

DEALSAUGUST 16, 2019 / 9:07 AM / UPDATED 3 HOURS AGO FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Possible bidders for Thyssenkrupp’s (TKAG.DE) elevator division are under pressure to come up with firm offers, the conglomerate’s chief executive told German magazine Der Spiegel. “Strategic investors and private equity will miss out at first if a listing happens,” Guido Kerkhoff
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