WDSU TV reported this summer on the untimely death of an office worker in New Orleans. The man died after the elevator carrying him stalled between floors, and, after a long delay, he attempted unsuccessfully to jump down to the next floor below. The tragic ending is a reminder that elevator accidents can potentially have dire consequences. When an elevator accident causes you to suffer harm, you need to act swiftly and retain a skilled Louisiana elevator accident attorney to get to work for you.
The WDSU report indicated that, according to employees who worked there, the elevators at the Executive Plaza had issues frequently. One worker stated that the “elevators go out every day. The fire alarm goes off and the air condition(ing) goes out and people are always getting stuck.”
July 5, 2017 was one of those days. An elevator carrying several people became stuck between floors 3 and 4, according to a report completed by the NOPD. One worker stated that the air conditioning wasn’t working either. After more than 30 minutes, one of the office workers decided that he needed to take action. He attempted to exit the stuck elevator car and jump down to the third floor. The jump was not successful, and the result was tragic, since the man fell all the way down the elevator shaft. He died from the injuries he sustained in the fall.