Texas regulators have fined a hotel and a contractor nearly $86,000 over the 2011 death of a housekeeper who fell six stories down a service elevator shaft at the Crockett Hotel in San Antonio. Emergency responders recovered the body of 65-year-old Gloria Rodriguez on Dec. 28, 2011. Other workers at the hotel had reported hearing a noise and then the basement elevator doors were jammed. Otis Elevator Co. is the company involved.
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation last month announced that the hotel was fined $25,800 for failing to schedule state-mandated inspections and maintenance. The agency also fined Otis $60,000 for performing work in a negligent or incompetent manner related to brakes. A civil lawsuit filed by the Rodriguez family is pending.
Source: Claims Journal
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