A 66-year-old woman and her eight-year-old grandson were injured in an elevator accident Sunday morning when the elevator they were riding suddenly dropped 10 feet, Newsday reports.
The pair was riding the elevator to the second floor of Our Lady of Hope Church in Carle Place at the time of the accident. Both the woman and the boy were taken to a hospital for treatment for injuries to the leg and ankle, respectively.
Further details regarding the cause of the accident and extent of the pair’s injuries are not available at this time.
Earlier this month a legally-blind Bronx man was killed in an elevator accident when he stepped into an empty shaft after elevator doors opened while there was no car present.
Though there are absolutely no indications that this most recent elevator accident was as severe as the one in the Bronx, New York personal injury lawyers know that even a mild elevator accident can indicate a serious problem with an elevator’s maintenance or equipment.
If it has not done so already, Our Lady of Hope Church should immediately shut down its elevator, determine what caused yesterday’s accident and set about fixing the problem. It is the safe, responsible course of action.