Even doing something as mundane as riding an elevator in, NEW YORK CITY! can result in your early trip to the grave. Last week up and coming tech dude decided to skip the stair. Little did he know it be a trip to the end of his life.

A 30-year-old man was crushed to death Thursday by an elevator at a New York high-rise, police said. The man was pinned by the elevator between the basement and first floor of a building on Third Avenue on the East Side of Manhattan, said Det. Sophia Mason, a police spokeswoman.

Video link below where you can see it happen via full color security camera footage if you are a sick puppy such as myself. No blood or gore in the video , I promise. But it is brutal nonetheless.


Emergency medical personnel pronounced the man dead at the scene after a 911 call, Mason said. The medical examiner’s office ruled the death an accident, and said the cause was blunt force injuries to his neck and torso. The man appeared to have been leaving the elevator at the first floor when it plunged and pinned him between floors, police said.

The man was identified as Samuel Charles Waisbren, the New York Police Department said in a statement.The city’s Department of Buildings was investigating and “will take all appropriate enforcement actions,” the agency said in a statement.

Inspectors responded to the scene. “Elevators are the safest form of travel in New York, due to the city’s stringent inspection and safety requirements,” the statement said. “We’re determined to find out what went wrong at this building and seek ways to prevent incidents like this in the future.”

There was no immediate comment from the property manager.

No word yet if Deblasio has banned all future elevator travel .


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