A man was pinned under a vehicle elevator at Ferrari of Naples Saturday night. The man sustained serious injuries that resulted in him being airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital. Ferrari of Naples is located at 11291 Tamiami Trail North. Although an investigation has started into the cause of the Florida elevator accident, no information is yet available in regard to how the catastrophic incident occurred in the first instance.
Following the tragic incident, the victim of the Florida elevator accident has been identified as popular Naples chef Brian Roland. Mr. Roland has been listed in critical condition.
Brian Roland has been described as:
A 42-year-old native of New Jersey, Roland was well-known in the cooking community. He did a variety of live TV appearances for FOX4’s morning show over the past 13 years.
Roland worked as executive chef at three local high-end restaurants before starting Crave Culinaire in 2013, according to the company’s website.
Crave Culinaire is a catering and personal chef company that Roland runs with his wife, Nicole.
Roland is respected as much for his charity work as he is for his cooking. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Roland has donated his time and food to a variety of organizations over the years, helping raise money for children’s hospitals, foster kids, and the homeless among other causes.
Investigation of Accident Ongoing
As of this time, the investigation into the Florida elevator accident is ongoing. No information has yet been released in regard to the accident. In addition, Ferrari of Naples has issued no statement whatsoever regarding the tragic accident.
Family of Injured Chef Requests Privacy
The family of Brian Roland has issued a brief statement in the aftermath of the devastating Florida elevator accident:
The Roland family would like to thank our community for the overwhelming support and prayers during this difficult time. We kindly ask that you please respect the family and Crave Culinaire team members privacy. We thank you all for your cooperation and support.
Basic Facts About Elevators
Some basic facts surrounding elevators work to underscore important information associated with the incidence of lift accidents in the United States:
During a three-day period of time, elevators carry what is the equivalent of the population of planet Earth.
There are approximately 900,000 elevators in operation in the United States at this juncture in time.
Many individuals believe that an overloaded elevator will fall. While this is a remote possibility, there are security features in place designed to prevent such a catastrophe. For example, an overloaded elevator should not more. Moreover, the door to an overloaded elevator should remain open. In addition, a buzzer should sound continuously until the weight in the lift has been reduced.
As an interesting sidenote, there are over 24 elevators in the ancient Roman Colosseum. These elevators were manually operated through the use of over 200 slaves.
Your Legal Rights After an Elevator Accident
If you or a loved one have been injured in an elevator accident, there are a number of steps that you need to take to protect your important legal rights. Among these steps is reaching out to a qualified, experienced, trustworthy elevator accident lawyer, like a member of the legal team at The Doan Law Firm at (800) 349-0000.
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