Three-quarters of Housing Authority elevators were rated unsatisfactory, according to a new study by Borough President Scott Stringer. Stringer called for an immediate review of all Housing Authority elevators to make sure they contain door-zone restrictors, which prevent people from leaving stalled elevators.
Stringer’s study comes just one month after 5-year-old Jacob Neuman died after jumping out of a stalled elevator in a Brooklyn Housing project.
“The Housing Authority must make elevator safety and repair a higher priority, including making sure that all its elevators include functioning door restrictors, devices that are designed to prevent accidents such as the one that killed Jacob Neuman,” Stringer said. “It is unacceptable that the lack of a $400 device might have cost a human life.”
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