An elevator company was fined $28,000 for a fatal accident at an Atlantic City apartment building last summer.

Brian Jacome, 25, of the Bronx, was crushed by the elevator's counterweight while doing maintenance work at the New York Avenue Apartments just after 10 a.m. Aug. 15.

The 15-story building at 233 N. New York Ave., has 150 apartments for elderly and disabled individuals.

United States Elevator Inc., based out of Fairfield, Essex County, allegedly did not properly evaluate the workplace nor put proper procedures in place, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation determined.

The citation lists four violations categorized as "serious." Each carries a $7,000 fine, for a total of $28,000.

The company is contesting the citation.

Jacome died while working on the elevator. His brother was working with him and had to be pulled from falling down the shaft when the accident occurred, a witness told The Press of Atlantic City at the time.

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