(fashion) The family of a young tech executive who was crushed in a horror elevator accident in Manhattan have filed court documents indicating they plan to sue for wrongful death.
Samuel Waisbren, 30, was killed on August 22 when the elevator in his Kips Bay apartment building plummeted as he tried to step off on the lobby floor.
Six other residents - one who stepped off the elevator moments before Waisbren, and five who remained trapped inside as he was gruesomely crushed to death before him - walked away from the scene unscathed.
Now, Waisbren's uncle Benjamin and father Charles have hired a law firm to 'investigate and prosecute a claim for the wrongful death and personal injuries sustained by Sam,' according to court papers reported by the Daily News.
Samuel Waisbren, 30, was killed on August 22 when the elevator in his Kips Bay apartment building plummeted as he tried to step off on the lobby floor
Now, Waisbren's uncle Benjamin and father Charles (above) have hired a law firm to 'investigate and prosecute a claim for the wrongful death'
The documents filed on Friday in Manhattan Supreme Court called for the building owners, its management and the elevator company to “preserve and maintain” all videos, maintenance and service records, inspection records and other documents related to Waisbren's death.
Waisbren was laid to rest earlier this week in his hometown of Fox Point, Wisconsin.
The autopsy found that he died of blunt force injuries to his neck and torso.
The terrifying incident occurred at 8:15am in the luxury apartment building located on East 25th Street and Third Avenue.
Officials from the city Department of Investigation said they were investigating the tech executives' death, but would not elaborate any further on the focus of their probe.
According to the department's website, the DOI is responsible for 'investigating and referring for criminal prosecution cases of fraud, corruption and other illegal activities by City employees, contractors and others who do business with the City.'