What Should I Do If I Am Stuck in an Elevator?

Posted on June 7, 2017 at 12:00pm by
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NJ.com recently reported on an incident that happened in an Atlantic City casino involving 14 people who were stuck in an elevator. Reportedly, the guests were trapped in the elevator for over six hours. After the elevator stopped working with occupants inside, hotel staff attempted to get the elevator working again.

When attempts to get the elevator working again failed, the fire department was called. Firefighters used rope and a harness to rescue the people, pulling each of them 100 feet to safety. None of the 14 people were injured. There was no mention in the NJ.com article about what caused the elevator to stop working.

What You Should Never Do If You Are Stuck in an Elevator

A New York Daily News article recently covered what you should never do if you are stuck in an elevator.  Per the Daily News, the number one thing you should avoid doing if you are trapped in an elevator is try to save yourself. Department of Buildings data used in the Daily News article revealed that in 2015, there were 56 elevator accidents in New York, resulting in 51 injuries and five deaths. Reportedly, the gruesome injuries, including dismemberments, and deaths happened in situations where people trapped in elevators attempted to save themselves.

The personal injury attorneys at our Atlantic City and Cape May law firm have years of experience successfully helping casino injury victims, including escalator and elevator accident victims, bring negligent casino ownership to justice.

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