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Edward Capozzi and Dietz Settle Wrongful Death Matter for $2.15 Million

Edward Capozzi and Corey Dietz settled a case after mediation involving an elevator mechanic who was killed when the elevator he was inspecting suddenly began traveling up numerous floors causing him to be pinned in the elevator shaft between the interior doors to the elevator car and the exterior doors of the elevator shaft.

The victim, 44 years old at the time of the incident, was working for Slade Elevator, Inc. inspecting elevators at Galaxy Towers located in Guttenberg, New Jersey.  The man was standing on top of the elevator car and running the car in inspection mode as he was checking the doors of the building inside the elevator shaft.  The elevator was equipped with an inspection station manufactured by the defendant, Quality Elevator Products, Inc. that was installed on top of the elevator car.  As the man was running his inspection, a switch on the inspection station was inadvertently flipped from “Inspection” mode to “Normal Operate.”  As a result of this switch being flipped, the elevator moved quickly and suddenly resulting in the victim becoming trapped and injured.  Tragically, he succumbed to his injuries at the property before emergency personnel could arrive.

Quality Elevator Products, Inc. was represented by Christopher Mavros from Zarwin, Baum, Devito, Kaplan, Schaer, Toddy, P.C.  The matter settled following mediation with the Honorable Mark B. Epstein (Ret.) from Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst & Doukas, LLP.

Edward Capozzi was the lead attorney on this matter and was assisted by co-counsel, Associate Corey Dietz.

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