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Upper East Side, Manhattan, NY – Woman Hospitalized After Being Stuck in Elevator for 2 Days

Upper East Side, Manhattan, NY (January 28, 2019) – A woman was rescued and taken to the hospital on Monday morning, January 28, after being stuck in an elevator for the entire weekend. The woman involved in this premises liability accident was reported as an employee who had become trapped in the elevator of a townhouse where she had been working on Friday, January 25.

According to authorities, the FDNY had responded to the incident at a townhouse located at 48 East 65th Street on the Upper East Side. Emergency responders arrived shortly after 10:00 a.m. and saved the victim who was stated to have become trapped between the second and third floors for over two days.

The woman, identified only as a cleaning employee, was rescued after firefighters forced open the door. She was immediately taken to a local hospital to be treated for unspecified injuries. Authorities are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident.

Premises Liability and Workplace Injuries in New York

Premises liability or workplace accidents in New York, unfortunately, occur all-too-often and can frequently leave the victim with a tremendous amount of pain and suffering. First and foremost, our sincerest sympathies are extended to the victim as we maintain hope for her full recovery. At this time, it is important for victims to know that the negligence which must be involved in order for an incident such as this one to occur, may likely leave fairly solid grounds for a claim for compensation.

At Hach & Rose, we take the pain and suffering of victims in our community very seriously, and we pride ourselves on fighting for the reimbursement they deserve. If you have suffered in a premises liability or workplace accident of any kind, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 and let us go to work on your behalf.

Note: Secondary sources were used to create this piece and, because of this, the information included has not been independently verified. If you notice a factual issue with our posting, please bring it to our attention and we will correct or remove it as soon as possible.

Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.


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