Family of NYC Ad Exec Crushed by Elevator Sues Repair Company

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013  |  Updated 7:56 AM EDT
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Freak Elevator Accident Kills Woman

Suzanne Hart, inset, was killed in a horrific elevator accident in her Madison Avenue office building.

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Freak Elevator Accident Kills Woman

The woman who died in a freak Midtown elevator accident Wednesday was identified as Suzanne Hart, 41, an employee with advertising agency Y&R. Her grieving boyfriend told NBC New York outside their Brooklyn home: "I loved her. She was a beautiful person." Pei-Sze Cheng reports.
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The family of a Manhattan advertising executive who was crushed to death in an elevator accident in 2011 has sued the repair company.

The suit was filed by Suzanne Hart's father, Alex Hart, against Transel Elevator and Electric.

It alleges Transel caused her death because it failed to re-enable a safety circuit and disconnect a cable that bypassed the circuit.

The New York Post says the suit was filed last week.

The company declined to comment.

Hart was dragged between an elevator and a wall when the car started rising with the doors still open as she tried to get in.

Five elevator mechanics on duty that day were fired.

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