Man crushed by elevator died of blunt pressure accidents to neck and torso


The Manhattan man who was crushed to dying by a malfunctioning elevator at his luxurious house house died of blunt pressure accidents to his neck and torso, the town Medical Examiner’s Officer decided Friday.

Sam Waisbren, 30, additionally suffered “mechanical asphyxia,” the ME discovered.

The dying was unintentional, it was decided.

Waisbren was crushed by the elevator on the Manhattan Promenade tower on Third Avenue close to East 25th Road simply after 8:15 a.m., police stated.

Surveillance video of the horrific accident obtained by The Submit exhibits Waisbren tried to flee the packed elevate because it plunged from the foyer into the shaft beneath, however he was crushed between the elevator automobile and the shaft wall.

On Friday, the town Division of Investigation stated they had been probing the dying, however wouldn’t describe the main target of their investigation.

The DOI is accountable for “investigating and referring for legal prosecution instances of fraud, corruption and different unlawful actions by Metropolis workers, contractors and others who do enterprise with the Metropolis,” based on its web site.