Firefighters from New York City Fire Department (FDNY) rescued a woman who was stuck in an elevator in a building in Manhattan last Friday, January 25th.
According to FDNY, the incident occurred in a private townhouse located on 48 East 65th Street in the Upper East Side.
53-year-old Marites Fortaliza, entered the elevator at the Manhattan townhouse owned by investment banker Warren Stephens on Friday evening.
The townhouse residents left for the weekend. Only the maid remained in the building and later was stuck in the elevator between the second and third floors. The woman did not have a mobile phone with her, and she could not call for help.
When the owners returned home on Monday morning, January 28, and realized that someone was in the elevator, they immediately called the rescuers. The ambulance took the injured woman to the hospital. Luckily nothing threatens her life.
The investigation continues, although, according to the records of the Department of Construction of New York, in July last year the elevator was tested and no violations were found.
The house, located near Madison Avenue, belongs to Warren Stevens, a billionaire investor from Arkansas.