Category: Elevator Accidents

Malfunction Elevator Case Nets Large Jury Award

Getting stuck in an elevator is something that a lot of people are afraid of. Unfortunately, it does happen in St. Louis from time to time. In most cases, there are no injuries and everyone is safe, even if they are inconvenienced. But there are times when a malfunctioning elevator can lead to injury. Elevator […]

Written by on February 21, 2019

Court Upholds Verdict to Pay Elevator Victims $10.6 Million Settlement

Elevators are there to make our lives easier, but they can malfunction. Sometimes when they do, it causes serious damage, and even more so when someone is inside them. That’s exactly what happened to one man. He was forty-seven years old at the time of the incident and was doing carpentry work when the elevator […]

Written by on May 3, 2018

Faulty Elevator Seriously Injures Sheriff’s Deputy and Others

Elevators serve a great purpose because they make life quite convenient for us in tall buildings. However, that doesn’t mean they’re foolproof. According to a CBS News article, an elevator in a Philadelphia building had problems for years, and recently caused one man to become seriously injured. People stated that the elevator, which is located […]

Written by on September 29, 2016

Escalator Accident Injures Several People: Could this Happen in St. Louis?

Imagine that you’re leaving a sporting event at a large arena, and you’re thrilled because your team won. You’re getting ready to celebrate with friends and family, and you step on the escalator to head down to the next floor and walk out to your vehicle. Suddenly, the escalator speeds up, and at the bottom, […]

Written by on June 2, 2016

A Cautionary Tale: Lack of Proper Elevator Inspection Causes Fatality

It’s common knowledge that elevators require operating certificates, and regular inspections are also required by law. However, one Missouri building failed to obtain an operating certificate for an elevator, and the result was tragic. St. Louis music legend, Bob Reuter was killed when he fell eighteen feet down an elevator shaft after opening the manual […]

Written by on December 9, 2014

St. Louis Elevator Accident Kills Musician

The St. Louis music community is mourning the death of a local musician and popular radio show host. The 61-year-old man fell to his death in a freak St. Louis elevator accident during a weekend move into a St. Charles Street loft in downtown St. Louis. The musician and his friends were using the building’s […]

Written by on August 6, 2013