Elevantor injury serious

Elevator Injury

If an elevator malfunction causes serious injury (Hospital treatment, ambulance) or death, then the owner of the building or its agent shall within 24 hours contact the N.C. Department of Labor. This a a public safety rule so that the state inspector will inspect and certify that the elevator is safe to operate again. 

There are civil & Criminal penalties for failure of the property owner to report the malfunction/defect of the elevator causing the serious injury.

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