15 Dec '11, 12am

Woman caught by lift's closing doors, dragged to death (via ST iPhone App)

Woman caught by lift's closing doors, dragged to death (via ST iPhone App)

A woman was killed when her foot or leg became caught in a lift's closing doors, New York City fire officials said on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: AP NEW YORK (AP) - A woman was killed when her foot or leg became caught in a lift's closing doors, New York City fire officials said on Wednesday. The officials said the woman was stepping onto the lift on the first floor when her foot or leg became caught in the closing doors. The car rose abruptly, dragging her body into the shaft and killing her, officials said. The elevator became stuck between the first and second floors. Two women who were on the lift were taken to a hospital to be evaluated for psychological trauma but weren't physically injured, Fire Department officials said. The name of the victim was not immediately released. Fire officials said she was 41. The accident happened in a 1920s office tower near Grand Central Ter...

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