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 freight elevator to move his possessions up to the loft. The elevator was equipped with a hinged door that swung open to allow access to the elevator car. However, there was no light inside the elevator which created what turned out to be a lethal hazard.
Unable to see clearly in the dark, the man did not notice that the car was not in place when he stepped inside the shaft and fell 18 feet to his death. Police are investigating the elevator accident for possible building code violations.
Property owners are legally required to have elevators regularly inspected and serviced to ensure their safety. Negligence in maintaining elevator safety or meeting building codes can lead to premises liability issues that can result in serious accidents and even death.
Litigating elevator accidents and other St. Louis premises liability cases can be extremely complex. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in an elevator accident, you should contact the experienced St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman to ensure that you receive maximum compensation for your loss.