Freight elevator drops with 25 people inside in Brooklyn

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Freight elevator drops with 25 people inside in NYC
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It was a scary morning in Brooklyn when a freight elevator dropped with approximately 25 people inside.

SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A freight elevator partially collapsed with approximately 25 people inside on Monday morning.

The incident was reported at a building on 34th Street shortly after 10 a.m.

The elevator fell halfway before the emergency brakes kicked in.

One person suffered a minor injury to their back.

The Department of Buildings said their preliminary investigation indicates that the freight elevator was carrying 25 people and a large amount of IT equipment when it dropped from the first floor to the basement.

The DOB's investigation is ongoing.

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