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New York - Elevators Shut Down In 60 NYC Buildings Following Williamsburg Fatality

Published on: October 13, 2015 01:30 PM
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FILE - The outside of an apartment building in Brooklyn NY February 26, 2015. REUTERSFILE - The outside of an apartment building in Brooklyn NY February 26, 2015. REUTERS

New York, NY - The Buildings Department forced the shut down of elevators in 60 buildings across the city after it was determined that a defect in a comparable system was a contributing factor in the death of 37 year-old man in Williamsburg earlier this month.

As reported yesterday by VIN News,  an investigation immediately following the Williamsburg incident revealed a deficiency in the breaking system of the elevator system manufactured by the Quebec-based company Global Tardif.

NYPOST.com (http://bit.ly/1PcSn4h) reports that while the Buildings Department declined to issue a list of city buildings using similar systems, Global Tardif’s website lists the 60-odd NYC buildings currently using systems, including The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, the Vicinitas Hall low-income housing site on East 176th Street in The Bronx and the luxury Superior Ink building in Greenwich Village.


In accordance with the Buildings Department order, affected properties must either shut down their elevators completely or operate them manually until licensed inspectors have had the chance to clear the systems for safe usage by passengers.

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 Oct 13, 2015 at 06:21 PM Pragmatist Says:

It's a "deficiency in the braking system" like in" brakes" and not a "deficiency in the breaking system" like in "breaking the glass".


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