Student Dies in Elevator Accident ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Student Dies in Elevator Accident

A student at Ohio State University died when his dormitory building elevator failed to brake properly and crushed him between the door opening and the floor below. Andy Polakowski was attempting to leave through the disabled open elevator door when the accident happened. Testing of the elevator showed that the brake system was defective (24OCT06). Five other campus elevators were also discovered to be faulty. All 47 OSU elevators will be tested as a result. Records show that there have been several complaints about dormitory elevators on the OSU campus. Six service calls were recorded for the very same elevator that killed Polakowski, between October (05) and September (06).

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