Ad exec’s death prompts new elevator legislation

TRD New York /
Apr.April 03, 2012 12:00 PM

The tragic death in December of advertising executive Suzanne Hart  has prompted two new bills on elevator inspection and safety, DNAinfo reported. The City Council will vote on the two bills, which will require certification for elevator mechanics and additional safety mechanisms in elevators.

“Human error is not an excuse for loss of life,” said City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who has scheduled a hearing on the proposed bills for April 16.

The Department of Buildings has ascertained that maintenance workers at 285 Madison Avenue, between 40th and 41st streets, where Hart was killed, failed to enable a door safety circuit on the elevator in question. Hart was crushed to death when the elevator shot up as she was entering it, published reports said. The Department of Buildings has suspended the operating license for Transel Elevator, the company performing the maintenance. [DNAinfo]


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
New York City real estate’s biggest blunders of 2013

New York City real estate’s biggest blunders of 2013

Placeholder image

NYCHA’s land lease program survives Council’s legal attack

From left: Christine Quinn and Mary Ann Tighe

Mary Ann Tighe to Quinn: Back off or lose mayoral race

Placeholder image

De Blasio was evicted from his first post-college apartment

From left: Bill de Blasio, Christine Quinn, the site of the proposed station at East 91st Street

UES waste station foes target front-runners on eve of primary

Mayoral hopefuls slam real estate industry while taking its cash

Mayoral hopefuls slam real estate industry while taking its cash

TRD hosts Mayoral Debate: The Future of NYC Real Estate

TRD hosts Mayoral Debate: The Future of NYC Real Estate

Quinn calls Extell’s “poor door” discrimination

Quinn calls Extell’s “poor door” discrimination

arrow_forward_ios