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

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.

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 happened — and freaked out about using the one remaining lift.

“This is ridiculous,” a man who lives at the Manhattan Promenade tower told The Post. “I can’t believe they aren’t going to tell us what’s going on. I mean, we live here.”

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“Plus, the one so-called working elevator that was supposedly fixed Friday started skipping floors again,” he said. “Someone told me it started skipping floors.”

The only word tenants said they’ve gotten from building management since the horrific accident that killed Sam Waisbren, 30, was an email that said they can’t talk about it.

Not without “approval from the building’s liability insurance carrier and legal counsel,” the email said.

People in the building Monday identified by tenants as management company and city buildings department representatives declined to comment.

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