It happened at a building on 83rd Avenue near Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens. Residents say the outside housing collapsed in the elevator shaft and slammed into the top of one of the cars.
The Fire Department says the process took about an hour, and the person wasn’t hurt.
“For someone to sit there and set someone on fire…a 73-year old mother — set on fire that’s ridiculous. I mean what is this country coming to?” said Gillespie’s son Everett.
Y&R, the advertising agency formerly known as Young & Rubicam, says many of its companies at the 26-story office tower near Grand Central Terminal will return to the building Jan. 3.
As investigators look into the company that worked on the elevator that killed Suzanne Hart last week in Midtown, it’s now known there is a lawsuit against the same firm over an incident in which another woman says she was seriously hurt.
Authorities said Suzanne Hart, 41, was stepping inside the elevator when it suddenly shot upward with its doors still open.
The Department of Buildings said technicians from the company were doing electrical maintenance on the elevator hours before 41-year-old Suzanne Hart was crushed and killed.
An elevator repairman has been indicted by a grand jury on criminal charges after a woman was severely injured at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
Officials said a 41-year-old woman, identified by police as Suzanne Hart, was trying to get on the elevator on the first floor when it suddenly jerked upward. She was crushed between the elevator and the shaft.
Police are looking for a suspect who they say repeatedly punched a woman inside of an elevator before taking her jewelry, cell phone and cash.
An unidentified man in his 50s fell 10 stories down an elevator shaft just after 10 a.m., while he was apparently working inside a 18-story building located at 230 West 38th St.
The office and retail tower and Otis Elevator Co., the nation’s best-known elevator manufacturer, were set to announce Thursday a partnership to replace and modernize the building’s elevators to bring them into the computer age and reduce passenger wait time.
Authorities say a freight elevator dropped three floors to the ground at the Bed, Bath and Beyond on 6th Avenue near 18th Street around 7 a.m.
Investigators confirm a man matching the description of the suspect was arrested in Bergen County over the weekend.
Investigators said the suspect who stands about 6-feet tall and has a close-cut beard is responsible for a total of six robberies.