Woman rescued after stuck in elevator

Feb 01, 2019, 01:59
Woman rescued after stuck in elevator

A woman was rescued after being trapped in a Manhattan elevator for the entire weekend, NBC New York reported on Monday.

The townhouse is located on East 65th Street, and the 53-year-old woman is an employee who got stuck while cleaning on Friday.

Firefighters responded to the scene, forcing open the elevator door and took the woman "to [a] local hospital with non-life threatening injuries", FDNY officials told People Magazine.

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Marites Fortaliza spent the whole weekend trapped inside Warren Stephens' building in NY.

The townhouse is owned by Warren Stephens, the head of the Little Rock, Arkansas-based financial firm Stephens Inc, who according to Forbes is worth an estimated $2.6bn.

The billionaire had been with his family for a longer weekend except house, - was stated in the report of the newspaper.

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The luxury townhouse is owned by Warren A. Stephens and his wife, Harriet Stephens. A family member accompanied her to the hospital. The background of this "unfortunate incident" would now be examined to ensure that something like this happens again.

The family issued a statement calling Fortaliza "a valued member of the Stephens extended family for 18 years". A building inspector posted a code violation outside the property after he was unable to get into the house to inspect the elevator. Authorities did not know whether the elevator had an emergency button.

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