At Madison Avenue building where ad exec died, the elevator company’s license is suspended

TRD New York /
Feb.February 27, 2012 03:30 PM

The Department of Buildings has ascertained that maintenance workers at 285 Madison Avenue failed to enable a door safety circuit on an elevator, resulting in the death of advertising executive Suzanne Hart in December, the New York Times reported. The company also failed to follow a number of procedures, such as notification of The Dob That The Maintenance Was Taking Place, the Times said.

The DOB will suspend the license of the owner of the maintenance company, Transel Elevator, and will seek to have their license revoked.

Transel is owned by John Fichera, according to its website, the Times said. The company services 2,500 elevators in the city.

“These workers and their supervisors failed to follow the most basic safety procedures, and their carelessness cost a woman her life,” DOB Commissioner Robert LiMandri said in a statement. “New Yorkers who commute to work each day must rely on workers to maintain our buildings in a safe manner at all times, and these employees betrayed that public trust.” [NYT]


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