New York Woman Crushed to Death in Accident at Work

A woman from New York was tragically crushed to death in an accident at work last week.

The Advertising Executive stepped into an elevator on the first floor of her office in Madison Avenue, the setting for the BBC 3 drama Mad Men.

Her foot got trapped between the lift and the lobby floor before the lift rose rapidly on its own accord with the door still open.

The 41 year-old was dragged upwards screaming while two other staff members looked on in horror.

The incident happened at 10am and the rest of the staff were evacuated from the building and told to work from home for the remainder of the day.

Its estimated there are around 60,000 elevators in New York and last year more than 50 separate incidents were recorded.

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