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1 Dead, 2 Injured in NYC Elevator Plunge

It plunged at least two floors


 
 

| Wednesday, December 14, 2011


NEW YORK (AP) — One person was killed and two more were injured Wednesday when an elevator in a Madison Avenue office building plunged at least two floors, Fire Department officials said.

The accident happened at around 10 a.m. in a 1920s office tower near Grand Central Terminal that has been the longtime home of advertising agency Y&R, formerly known as Young & Rubicam.

Two other people suffered minor injuries, according to the fire department. Further details about the mishap weren't immediately available. Investigators with the fire department, the police department and the city's buildings department were on the scene in midtown Manhattan.

A spokeswoman for Y&R, which had announced just days ago that it planned to vacate the building for a new headquarters, confirmed that there had been a fatality, but said she couldn't yet provide additional information.

The company is among a number of tenants in the building.



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