Records Show Elevator Problems at Midtown Tower Where Exec Was Crushed to Death

The cause of the deadly elevator's malfunction has not yet been determined.

Thursday, Jan 12, 2012  |  Updated 3:05 PM EDT
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One of the witnesses to last month's fatal elevator accident in a Manhattan office building has taken legal action in the case. Pei-Sze Cheng reports.

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One of the witnesses to last month's fatal elevator accident in a Manhattan office building has taken legal action in the case. Pei-Sze Cheng reports.

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Buildings Department records show there were numerous elevator violations at a Manhattan office building where an elevator crushed a 41-year-old advertising executive to death.      

City inspectors cited 11 violations against 13 elevators at the Madison Avenue tower immediately after the fatal Dec. 14 accident, NBC New York has confirmed.      

The cause of that elevator's malfunction has not yet been determined. That elevator has only been cited for a paperwork problem.

It was one of several elevators in the building that lacked a "certificate of compliance.''

Records show that other elevators had more serious problems. One elevator's cable was not lined up with a groove on a pulley that moves the cable.      

The Buildings Department declined to comment.

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