Man crushed to death after getting stuck between an elevator and a wall in Manhattan building
- A man died when an elevator dropped and crushed him in a Manhattan building
- Officials said the victim was getting off in the lobby of the apartment building in Kips Bay just before 8.30 am Thursday when the elevator malfunctioned
- Other people were in the lift when the malfunction occurred but weren’t injured
- It is unclear if they witnessed what happened amid a large FDNY presence
- Police are reviewing footage from the building’s apartment surveillance system
- Footage also shows several fire trucks on the street as they respond at the scene
A man died when an elevator suddenly dropped and crushed him in a Manhattan building on Thursday morning.
Officials said the victim was getting off in the lobby of the Third Avenue apartment building in Kips Bay just before 8.27 am when the elevator malfunctioned.
He became trapped between the elevator car and a shaft wall and was crushed on the first floor of the building.
A man died when an elevator suddenly dropped and crushed him in a Manhattan building on Thursday morning. Firefighters are pictured at the scene at 344 Third Avenue
The man died when he became trapped between the elevator car and a shaft wall and was crushed on the first floor of the building. The incident happened at 344 Third Avenue
He was pronounced dead at the scene, an FDNY told DailyMail.com. He said other people were in the elevator at the time and were safety rescued.
None of the individuals were injured, the FDNY spokesman added. It is not known for certainty if the deceased man lived at the building but it is understood he was getting out of the lift when the horrific incident happened.
The spokesman claimed that the death will be investigated by police and the Department of Buildings which were at the scene to establish the cause.
A Department of Buildings spokesman told DailyMail.com that its officials were onsite conducting an investigation.
The person’s identity or age has not yet been released as the next of kin has to be informed.
The person’s identity or age has not yet been released as the next of kin has to be informed
Footage from Citizen shows several fire trucks at the scene on Thursday morning in response
The incident was captured by the apartment building’s surveillance system, which police are reviewing
The incident was captured by the apartment building’s surveillance system, which police are reviewing.
Footage from the scene was also uploaded on the Citizen app, which shows firefighters and emergency responders at the scene.
A number of fire trucks can be seen parked up on the street, as bystanders watch to see what is unfolding.
It is also understood that the Department of Buildings was called to assist at the scene as an investigation will likely to establish what caused the incident.
The scene of the incident is a development called Manhattan Promenade, which is described as a ‘brand-new 23-story luxury rental apartment building’ in the Gramercy area.
It was built in 1997 and contains 188 mostly residential units, according to a description on StreetEasy.
Many of the apartments have balconies or terraces. It is understood that the building is managed by ATA Enterprises Management Inc., a real estate management company which offers no fee luxury NYC apartment rentals.