16 Dec '11, 5am

Woman, caught by lift doors, crushed to death while passengers watched helplessly

An advertising executive who stepped into a lift at her Madison Avenue office building got caught as the doors were closing and was dragged along as it shot upward, crushing her to death between floors. Two other people who had entered just before the doors closed looked on in horror as Ms Suzanne Hart, 41, was killed. They were rescued from the lift, which jammed between the first and second floors, and were taken to a hospital to be evaluated for psychological trauma. Neither appeared to be physically injured, police and fire department officials said. Public safety and law enforcement officials said Ms Hart was stepping into the lift when her foot got caught in the gap between the lift car and the lobby floor. The car then rose abruptly with its doors still open, pulling her along, they said. The accident happened on Wednesday morning in a 26-storey midtown Manhattan of...

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