Child Dies in home elevator Accident

Last week, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) filed a lawsuit against an elevator manufacturer for issues involved in several childhood deaths and injuries. Subsequently and days after the suit was filed, a 7-year-old boy was killed in a home elevator after his neck was crushed after getting caught between the elevator’s moving inner accordion door and outer door.

The lawsuit seeks to force ThyssenKrupp Access, the former elevator manufacturing company, to conduct safety inspections of its elevators in customers’ homes and to offer free repairs. Their elevators have been tied to at least eight deaths and two serious injuries of children. It is noteworthy that the manufacturer of the elevator involved in this incident was made by Custom Elevator Manufacturing Inc., not ThyssenKrupp. The CPSC has found that there have been several reported instances in which children have been crushed by the ThyssenKrupp elevators because of the narrow gap between the main elevator and the elevator car door, which small children can accidentally slip through.

When someone is injured or dies as a result of an accident, financial recovery may be available. Such recovery is particularly important when permanent, life-changing injuries are incurred. It is important to contact someone who understands the intricacies of the injured party’s right to recover.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-396-3964 or toll-free at 1-800-594-4884. Abraham Watkins offers a free consultation to anyone wishing to pursue a claim for such injuries or fatalities.