Archive for Premises Liability

Doorman Dies After Fall Sends Him Through Glass Door

Doorman Miguel Gonzalez, 59, has died after he slipped on a step and fell through a glass door while he was shoveling snow during Thursday’s snowstorm, officials said. The incident happened in front of 333 E. 93rd Street at 9:30 a.m. in the Upper East Side, officials said….

Two Toddlers Killed From Radiator Burns In Cluster Site Apartment

Two young girls were killed after the radiator in their shelter apartment filled the room with scalding steam as they napped, officials said. The incident happened at 720 Hunts Point Avenue, which was used by the city’s Department of Homeless Services as cluster-site housing, officials said.   The…

Woman Injured After Falling Through Floor In East Harlem Restaurant

A woman was injured after she feel through the floor of an East Harlem restaurant’s basement, officials said. The incident occurred at Joy Burger Bar on 110th Street and Lexington Avenue.   According to reports, a woman who was visiting the restaurant with her husband fell through an…

Man Fatally Crushed By Manhattan Store Elevator

A man was killed after being crushed between a Manhattan store’s supply elevator and the first floor in Washington Heights, officials said.   Jose Fernandez, 43, was a worker at La Reguera Dominican on West 182nd Street when he was loading merchandise onto the store’s elevator. According to…

4-Year-Old Boy Dies From Fall Down Elevator Shaft In Park Slope

A 4-year-old boy has died after falling 50 feet down an elevator shaft of a parking garage at 841 Union Street near Seventh Avenue in Park Slope on Wednesday evening, officials said.   According to the police and Department of Buildings officials, the boy, whose identity has not…

Man Fatally Crushed By LES Elevator After Rescuing Woman

Stephen Hewett-Brown, 25, was killed by a faulty elevator on the Lower East Side after he pushed a woman out of harm’s way, witnesses said. The accident happened in the elevator at 131 Broome Street at around 11:45 p.m.   Hewett-Brown was inside the elevator when tenant Erudi…

Man Dies From Malfunctioning Elevator In Williamsburg

A Brooklyn man died from a malfunctioning elevator in Brooklyn on Friday morning, police said. Eran Modan, 37, originally from Tel Aviv, was in the elevator at 156 Hope Street, at about 4:18 a.m. when it got stuck between the lobby and first floor, several sources said.  …

Explosion, Building Collapse Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Missing, 3 Injured In Brooklyn

One person was killed, one person remains missing, and as many as three others were injured in a Saturday afternoon explosion that caused a residential building to collapse in Borough Park, Brooklyn. Officials have said that they believe the cause may have been a stove removal.   Ligia…

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