事发那天早上，纵恒30载 创富启新篇 2017年恒富，郑先生像平常相同，计划用手推车把刚送到店里的货品转移至地下仓库寄存。在看到电梯门翻开后，郑先生随即背向电梯双手拉车，预备以撤退的方法将货品拉进电梯里，以便利转移货品进出。不料，还未等他跨进电梯，电梯却已回落至负一层。没有觉察到风险的郑先生一脚踏空，坠入了电梯间，形成双脚脚踝严峻骨折，纽约华裔超市打工意外坠入身上多处擦伤。
A Chinese man fell in elevator shaft and compensated for legs fractured
Mr. Zheng, a 51-year ethnic Chinese, has working in a supermarket in Queens, New York, as transport worker since 4 years ago.
On the day when the accident occurred, Mr. Zheng was transporting the goods by wheelbarrow towards the underground storeroom as usual. When the elevator car door opened, he turned his back to the goods and pushed the wheelbarrow into the car, the elevator went down to B1 and Mr. Zheng entered without noticing that and fell in the shaft. His both ankles got seriously fractured and got scratched on his body.
Mr. Zheng’s lawyer said that the accident was caused by the negligence and oversight of the property owner, and the company which takes charge of elevator maintenance is to blame. The employer has covered his accident insurance for industrial injury, and the property owner and maintenance company should assume their accountability as well. The settlement of claim should be negotiated by the insurance companies.
Mr. Zheng has finally got 3.1 million dollars as compensation.