Seven elevators at Fort Worth hospital out of service in week after checks by contractor

February 4, 2019

The CEO of John Peter Smith Hospital (JPS) in Fort Worth, Texas, has told the ThyssenKrupp corporation  — that oversees maintenance of the hospital’s elevators — that it "may have failed to live up to its service and maintenance obligations” at JPS after an employee was seriously injured, according to an article on the Star-Telegram website. 

The employee was injured last week in an elevator when it was stopped at the 10th floor. The hospital hasn’t said how the injury occurred. Three minutes after police received the call, the employee was out of the elevator and CPR was underway.

No one else was in the elevator at the time. The elevator is also used to carry patients. 

Smith said that the hospital has had “more unexpected elevator outages, just days after your service personnel were onsite checking every elevator.” At one point, seven elevators were out of service.

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