Elevator Machine Room Locked During DOB Inspection
LVT Number: 10161
DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for not maintaining a building elevator in a safe condition. The notice stated that hoistway doors were padlocked and that there was no access to the machine room. Landlord showed that DOB had previously given permission to keep the doors locked for security reasons. The ALJ ruled for landlord. DOB appealed, claiming that landlord still should have provided machine room access. ECB ruled against DOB. DOB didn't show how its inability to inspect the machine room amounted to a failure to maintain the elevator in a safe condition.
City of New York v. Hornick: ECB App. No. 22332 (4/26/95) [2-page document]