• February 02, 2017

Toddler Killed in Little Rock, AR, Home Elevator Accident

Little Rock, AR -- February 1, 2017, a toddler suffered fatal injuries due to an accident where an elevator fell on him at a home on North Taylor Street.

Rescue teams and other emergency personnel were called out to the 2900 block of North Taylor Street.

According to preliminary reports, the young child, 2 years old, somehow entered the elevator shaft with the car above him. The elevator car then somehow fell on top of him, trapping the boy.

When rescue teams arrived, the boy was unresponsive. They had to cut a whole in the ceiling of the shaft to lift the car and extract the boy. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

At this time, authorities have yet to determine how the boy entered the shaft and what caused the car to fall on top of him. Investigations are ongoing.

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Commentary

This is truly a tragic and complex accident. You really don't see this kind of thing often, so it's imperative that a thorough investigation is conducted. If this was caused by some sort malfunction or defect of the elevator, then the manufacturers or maintenance crews in charge of it need to provide some answers. Children don't just find their way into elevator shafts. If someone's negligent actions led this incident, then the person responsible must be held accountable.

--Grossman Law Offices

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