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Women Sue Chevron over Elevator Incident

Posted by on May 10, 2013 | 0 comments

Two women have sued Chevron as a result of injuries and trauma they suffered in an out-of-control elevator in the corporation’s downtown Houston skyscraper.

trapped in an elevatorThe women were trapped in the elevator at the 39th floor. They were able to communicate with the building’s security sporadically during their 40-minute imprisonment. Eventually, the elevator began moving upwards, crashing violently into the ceiling of the 50th floor.

The lawsuit asserts that the women sustained injuries to their legs, backs, and heads, as well as emotional trauma and a fit of claustrophobia.

Building owners have a responsibility to make sure their premises are safe for their guests. If a dangerous condition causes a guest undue injury, the owners may be held liable for those injuries.

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