NYCHA shake-up after deadly elevator accidents in the Bronx

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Saturday, April 16, 2016
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N.J. Burkett is live in the Bronx with the latest details.

ALLERTON, Bronx (WABC) -- There's a major shake-up at the city's Housing Authority following a series of deadly elevator accidents in the Bronx.

Five employees have been disciplined and the head of elevator services has been replaced.

NYCHA says it's also making changes to improve safety and response to emergencies.

Among them: more staff training, more accountability, and improved communications.

The agency plans to create a building code monitoring system.