Crushed to Death by Elevator: Samuel Charles Waisbren Biography, Wiki, Age, Family, Net Worth, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Fast Facts You Need to Know

Samuel Charles Waisbren Biography

Samuel Charles Waisbren Biography

Samuel Charles Waisbren died when an elevator suddenly dropped and crushed him in a Manhattan building which was fined just four months ago after inspectors discovered a safety feature had been disabled or tampered with.

Samuel Charles Waisbren Age

He was 30 years old

Samuel Charles Waisbren Family

Samuel was the son of Dr. Charles Waisbren who during an interview with Daily News said; “It’s hard to see how you can go on living when such a big thing is taken from you. “Sam was an absolutely wonderful young man. Smart and loving and very, very sensitive. He had his whole life ahead of him.”

According to relatives he had moved to the city six years ago. His father added; “A Midwest boy goes out to the big city — and dies. It’s just horrible to feel that he’s not going to grow up to have children, to have his own family, progress in his career.”

One bedroom at the building goes for $3,600. Charles said that considering the huge amount of rent paid the least they could do is provide safety.

“My feeling about New York is you pay a bazillion dollars for rent, the least they could do is provide safety.”

Samuel Charles Education

Samuel graduated from Nicolet High School in 2007. After his death Dr. Greg Kabara, Nicolet School District Superintendent released a statement which said;

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Sam Waisbren, a 2007 graduate of Nicolet High School. The entire Nicolet family extends our condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time.”

Samuel Charles CB Insights

Samuel worked in sales at software company CB Insights.

Sam Waisbren Elevator Accident NYC

On August 22, 2019, NYPD confirmed Samuel Charles Waisbren, 30, was stepping off the lift when it fell from the first floor to the basement of the Third Avenue apartment building in Gramercy just before 8.27am.

FDNY Deputy Chief Anthony Arpaia said the Waisbren was exiting the elevator at the lobby-level when the car dropped toward the basement, causing him to become stuck between the elevator car and the shaft wall on the first floor.

Six other people were in the elevator at the time, including one who had just exited the lift before the deceased male became trapped, Arpaia told the New York Post.

Arpaia claimed Waisbren ‘was sort of stuck between the first floor and basement’ and he said some of the other passengers were left in the car as it made its descent.

A building employee said security footage from the lobby recorded the horrifying accident.

The employee told the New York Times that Waisbren tried to put his hand out to try to prevent the door from closing as the elevator went down.

‘Like jumping out of a car if it’s still moving,’ the building employee said.

The footage apparently shows two people stepping out of lift just before the lift collapsed, the employee said.

Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Samuel Charles Waisbren died when an elevator suddenly  dropped and crushed him in a Manhattan building 
  • Officials said he was getting off in the lobby of the apartment building in Kips Bay just before 8.30am Thursday when the elevator malfunctioned
  • Six others were in the lift when the horrific accident happened, but weren’t injured  
  • The building was fined in May after inspectors found a safety feature on another  lift had been ‘disabled or tampered with’  
  • It was ordered to stop using this elevator until the issue was rectified 
  • Police are reviewing footage from the building’s apartment surveillance system