A woman was killed in a lift accident in New York on 14th December 2011.

A woman was killed in a lift accident in New York on 14th December 2011.

Suzanne Hart was stepping in to the lift when the car moved away from the landing, trapping her in the lift shaft. She was crushed to death.

Investigators have blamed maintenance work, with a report claiming that a vital safety mechanism was turned off just before the malfunction.

Our thoughts go out to all affected by this accident.