NY Apartments

A police officer tapes off the entrance to the New York Avenue Apartments, where an elevator company employee was killed in an apparent accident Friday morning.

A man was killed while doing routine maintenance on an elevator in Atlantic City on Friday, police said.

Brian Jacome, 25, of the Bronx, died in the accident when the elevator at the New York Avenue Apartments began moving while he was working on it shortly after 10 a.m. Friday.

The responding officer requested investigators and an ambulance as it was apparent Jacome was deceased, police said. 

Al Revis, a resident of the building, said that a neighbor called to him for help after the accident.

Revis described a terrible scene, in which the worker had been caught as the elevator doors shut and the elevator began to descend.

"I had to keep his partner from falling down the elevator," Revis said. Police said the other man was Jacome's brother.

The 15-story building contains 150 apartments for elderly and disabled individuals.

Revis said that the elevator system has long been a problem.

"They needed to be fixed," Revis said. "They need new elevators. They've been needing new elevators. ... When I moved in, they told me they needed new elevators, and I've been here six years."

A U.S. Elevator Co. truck was parked in the building's parking lot in the 200 block of North New York Avenue.

Staff writers Steven Lemongello, Lynda Cohen and Braden Campbell contributed to this report.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Soon we will no longer integrate with Facebook for story comments. The commenting option is not going away, however, readers will need to register for a FREE site account to continue sharing their thoughts and feedback on stories. If you already have an account (i.e. current subscribers, posting in obituary guestbooks, for submitting community events), you may use that login, otherwise, you will be prompted to create a new account.

Load comments