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Young Boy Hospitalized After Foot Becomes Trapped in Escalator at Macy’s

By Cash Krugler Fredericks |

A young boy was seriously injured at a Chicago-area Macy’s store when his foot became trapped in an escalator, requiring hospitalization and resulting in the machine being shut down for inspection while emergency responders investigated the incident. Management for the Macy’s store say they already addressed violations cited by the Chicago Building Department that… Read More »

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This Spring Break, Go the Extra Mile to Be Safe

By Cash Krugler Fredericks |

If you’re headed to the beach or another vacation destination this spring, Cash Krugler Fredericks has some tips to help keep you and your family safe. If you’re driving, make sure you have the proper automobile insurance before you hit the road. You might think you’re covered, but your coverage may be inadequate. One… Read More »

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Cash Krugler & Fredericks Obtains Another Major Settlement in Elevator Accident Case

By Cash Krugler Fredericks |

After 3 year old Jacob Helvey was catastrophically injured in a home elevator on Christmas Eve of 2010, his parents came to us with one wish – that this type of tragedy would never happen to another child. After litigating and ultimately resolving the Helvey case, our firm traveled to Washington, D.C. to present… Read More »

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Child Dies in Home Elevator Accident

By Cash Krugler Fredericks |

A 12 year-old boy in Bradenton, Florida has died in yet another horrific home elevator accident. According to officials, Maxwell E. Grablin was searching for his pet hamster in the home’s elevator shaft when the elevator descended. He was crushed and pronounced dead on the scene by emergency responders.  His father, Patrick J. Grablin,… Read More »

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Elevators Can Be Dangerous to Dogs, Too

By Cash Krugler Fredericks |

Nancy Husky, who lives in Maryville, TN, was taking her beloved dog Charlie on a walk when she got on an elevator in her apartment building. She thought Charlie was with her, but the doors shut on the leash and he was caught on the other side. As the elevator rose, the dog was… Read More »

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Elevator Accident in New York

By Cash Krugler Fredericks |

We regret to report that earlier this week in New York City, two men were injured in an elevator accident. The accident happened when the freight elevator in the old Western Union Building in Tribeca suddenly fell. An FDNY spokeswoman said the men were taken to Bellevue Hospital to be treated for multiple trauma… Read More »

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Elevator Accident: 7 Students Injured

By Cash Krugler Fredericks |

We are saddened to report yet another elevator accident. An elevator in a school in Turkey fell from the third floor. Seven students were on board and were rushed to the hospital. No cause for the crash is known at this time. Last week, nine people were also injured in an elevator crash at… Read More »

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Another Elevator Death

By Cash Krugler Fredericks |

We are saddened to report another death in an elevator accident. Michael “Dewayne” Atkins was a maintenance worker at Decatur Morgan Hospital in Decatur, Alabama. He was kneeling in the elevator shaft, working on a sump pump, when the elevator crashed and fell on top of him, crushing him to death. The 41-year-old husband… Read More »

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What to Do If You Get Stuck in an Elevator

By Cash Krugler Fredericks |

Highlighting again the potential danger of elevators, a 53-year-old man in Sofia, Bulgaria died in an elevator accident this month. When the residential elevator the victim was riding stopped between floors, the man attempted to open the doors. During the attempt, the man fell out of the elevator and down the shaft to his… Read More »

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Elevator Injuries Avoided in Latest Incident

By Cash Krugler Fredericks |

Picture a three-year-old boy balancing on a ledge just two-inches wide in an elevator shaft on the second floor of a residential building. That’s the situation firefighters in Staten Island, NY, were faced with this past Wednesday evening. They had to carefully open an exterior door, using a hydraulic tool, hoping the child wouldn’t… Read More »

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