Ocean King Apartments fatal elevator accident
Anything that seems dangerous or prone to malfunction is commonly referred to as a “death trap.” This is exactly the term apartment dwellers at the Ocean King Apartments in Northern Miami used to describe the rickety elevator in their building. Residents reported that the elevator would often stop on the wrong floor, get stuck in between floors, or that the buttons would not work. Many of them refused to take the elevator altogether and opted for the stairs. Unfortunately for the family of repair man Danilo Perez, 46, the elevator lived up to its reputation, taking Perez’s life in a tragic accident on January 5th.