Elevator Company Warned JPS Not To Fix Elevators Itself

JPS management says nurse Carren Stratford was critically injured in an elevator accident on Jan. 20, 2019.
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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

FORT WORTH (1080 KRLD) - Last week, JPS Hospital management blamed its elevator maintenance company for critically injuring one of its nurses.

However, a letter sent by that company to the hospital paints an entirely different picture.

Here’s the letter @thyssenkrupp_en mailed to @JPS_Health nine days before Carren Stratford was crushed by an elevator. pic.twitter.com/o552iPZvdB

— Andrew M. Greenstein (@KRLDAndrewG) February 21, 2019

On January 11th, ThyssenKrupp Elevators sent JPS Hospital a letter, with return receipt requested, demanding that it stop using hospital personnel from working on or resetting the elevators.

It told the hospital in the letter that the hospital would be solely responsible for any injury or damage that resulted from work performed by anyone other than a trained TKE technician.

The letter was signed for on January 14th, six days before nurse Carren Stratford suffered brain injuries after being crushed in one of the hospital's elevators.

Stratford was recently transferred out of the hospital's intensive care unit.