NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The family of the Manhattan man killed in a horrific elevator tragedy now plans to sue.
Samuel Charles Waisbren was crushed to death when he tried to exit the elevator inside his Kips Bay apartment building, but the elevator car suddenly dropped.READ MORE: Caught On Video: Community Refrigerator Stolen Off Midwood Street In Broad Daylight
The 30-year-old’s family has filed a petition against the building’s owner.READ MORE: Disney's 'Aladdin' Reopens On Broadway
It’s reportedly the first step to safely secure all evidence in preparation for a lawsuit.MORE NEWS: New Flood Mitigation Projects Kicking Off On Long Island In Wake Of Ida's Damage
The court papers also call for a family lawyer to be present during an inspection of the elevator at the Manhattan Promenade Tower on Third Avenue.