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FDNY Breaches Wall to Rescue Man Stuck in Elevator

East Harlem elevator’s weight limit exceeded

Firefighters were forced to break through a wall inside an East Harlem NYCHA building Sunday to extract a “large patient” stuck inside an elevator, the FDNY said.

The person became trapped between the first and second floors of an East River Houses building around 4 p.m. — and it took about two hours for firefighters to extract him through a hole about the size of a 42-inch flat-screen TV, officials and neighbors said.

He was traveling down from the 10th floor with a smaller man and a washing machine, apparently triggering the elevator’s 1,000-pound limit, according to a repair worker at the scene, who wouldn’t give his name. READ MORE