NYC Personal Injury Lawyers | Paris & Chaikin, PLLC of Manhattan<
Call Right Now: 212-742-0476
Need A Ride? We offer car service to and from our office
Free Consultations Se Habla Español

View Our Practice Areas

Man dies in New Jersey elevator mishap

Earlier this month, across the Hudson River in New Jersey, a 44-year-old elevator repairman died in a tragic work accident. As he was doing the monthly service maintenance on the elevators in the Galaxy Towers condos in Guttenberg, he got entangled in the elevator door and yanked upward to his death inside of the elevator shaft.

Initial reports falsely indicated that he met his demise by falling seven stories inside the New Jersey high rise. However, further investigation revealed that entanglement was what caused the fatality.

The maintenance worker, 44, was a resident of New Windsor, New York. His employer was Slade Elevator. Company officials released a statement regarding their employee’s death. It stated, in part, that the company extended their “sympathy to the family and friends of our employee . . . [and t[he cause of the accident is not yet known.”

They stated that experts with the company were working together with local investigators to learn what caused the accident.

The accident happened at approximately 7.30 a.m., and the worker was pronounced dead about a half hour later at the scene.

While no official determination about the cause of death has been made, according to prosecutors, the man appears to have died accidentally.

In similar cases in New York City, if survivors pursue a wrongful death case for the loss of their beloved family member, it is possible to recover financial compensation. While nothing will replace their loved one, a substantial settlement or judgment can help restore a fractured life and make life just a little bit easier financially.

Source: Daily Mail, “Elevator repairman killed in high-rise New Jersey apartment block was dragged UPWARDS and did not plummet to his death, officials say,” Feb. 03, 2016

  • Luxury Car Service To And From The Office

    Contact Us For A Free Consultation

    Bold labels are required.


    The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


    Privacy Policy

    • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • Super Lawyers
    • Best Lawyers
    • New York State | Trial Lawyers Association
    • 10 BEST 2015-2016 | 2 Years Client Satisfaction | American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Paris & Chaikin, PLLC

    225 W. 34th Street, Suite 2202 (14 Penn Plaza) New York, NY 10122 New York Law Office Map

    Free Initial Consultation - Se Habla Español