Elevator Mechanic Identified As Ed Bradley Electrocuted On The Job In Midtown

DOB Records Indicate Previous Safety Violations At The Location

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The death of a 45-year-old elevator mechanic is under investigation in Manhattan.

Paramedics got a call at around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and raced to 1290 Sixth Avenue to try to the save the man, identified as Ed Bradley from Staten Island, WCBS 880 and 1010 WINS reported.

The caller told them a man working on the elevator machinery on the ninth floor was in trouble.

1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg reports

Bradley leaves behind a wife and three children.

“We arrived on the scene and there was a man in cardiac arrest – the cause of the injuries are not determined yet, it’s still under investigation,” said Deputy Fire Chief Jim Hodgens.

Volt transformer wires are reportedly what killed Bradley during routine maintenance, 1010 WINS reported.

Bradley worked for Schindler Company, a global elevator provider. He worked at the building frequently.

The 911 caller reported the worker was critically injured while working in an elevator shaft. Investigators are looking into how he have been electrocuted.

“He was found close to the main box – not directly on the wires but very close,” said Hodgens.

Bradley was pronounced dead on the scene. Investigators are working to determine his exact cause of death. Numerous other agencies are looking into potential safety violations.

Department of Buildings records indicate the high-rise faced violations in 2010 for exposed wires in an electrical closet.  The records also show there were elevator violations dating back to 1999.

“It’s still under investigation. Department of buildings on scene, OSHA’s on scene, it’s being investigated right now,” Hodgens said.

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  • Mario NYC

    I don’t know what to say. I just know that 3 kids won’t see Daddy come home again. It’s just very sad. My heart goes out to the family. May God comfort them during this huge loss in their hearts. If only we knew how to turn back time. Just a very sad time. I’m a father myself and I would like to always be around for my son. Please don’t post any negative comments. His children might stumble onto this page.

  • shocked

    The electrician you are talking about has a name and a family, he was my cousin. Find a different place to voice your political agendas rather than on a story about someone dying. How dare any of you place the blame on him when no one even knows what happened. The truly ignorant people are the ones writing these comments. He left behing a wife, 3 children and a large family that loved him dearly. That’s the real point.

    • Sally Rogers

      RIP Poor guy just trying to make a living. Very sad.

    • DAVE

      Well said Shocked I worked with your cousin for 7 yrs and his job title has nothing to do with the kind of person he was. He was good man who was very well liked by all who knew him. He will be missed, and to those ignorant people who wrote those comments your words define who you are, HEARTLESS ASSHOLES.

  • Appauled

    Tell his kids it’s hardly heroic….

  • Tommy C

    Long Live the I.B.E.W.

  • John

    @ Amused but not misled. You just beat me to those same exact comment.

    • Amused but not misled


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  • Keris Brown

    The elevator mechanic that died leaves behind a wife and three children. As of late, the Elevator Industry has been slammed in the media for the horrific death of an ad executive. Sadly, the mechanic made a deadly mistake causing the death of that woman. He is accountable, not the entire industry, He is one of thousands of mechanics. These mechanics have one of the most dangerous jobs around. Yet, you never report on the heroics of these men and women. They are the ones they free you from an elevator during an emergency, but you never see them because they are still in the building while the fire dept, carries you out. They are the ones maintaining, converting, and repairing the elevators you ride in every single day without incident due to their diligence and expertise. How about giving equal time to the thousands of men and women of Local 3 and Local 1 Elevator Division for their painstaking task of ensuring our safety and their own each and every day. Do not just cover the grisly and tragic events. May Ed Bradley rest in peace.

    • Amused but not misled

      Electricians do this for a living and scant few get electrocuted.

      It’s tragic- but hardly heroic.

      So what Union do you rep?

      • john

        whats the differance what union it was a tragedy you should check with local 3 electricians they will tell you the dangers i know quite a few electricians that have been electricuted thank god they are still with us and quite a few not with us

        • Amused but not misled

          Duh. Electrocution is death by electricity. Figures your LOCAL 3 buddies flair for the overstated and over dramatic don’t even know what the word means.

          Add Duh to the deese, dose and dem words they’re used to.

          That’s the point- ignorance kills. Luckily this guy didn’t hurt anyone else. LIke the electrified manhole covers from these geniuses half a*ssed work

          Electrocutions are caused by careless electricians or simply ignorance. Electricity is no magic science like these half wits make it into. They can’t even put two apples toegther without a supervisor

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