Riley Allen Law represents those injured in Florida as a result of dangerous premises, negligent security or failure of property owners to maintain safe conditions. Many times this involves hotels, theme parks or other businesses that put profits ahead of safety or adequate security.

The firm learned of a recent tragic case in which a St. Pete man was killed while working in a hotel elevator shaft due to unsafe conditions.

Authorities last week reported that 45-year old Mark Johnson was killed on April 24th while working in the elevator shaft at the Tradewinds Resort Jacaranda Beach Villas in St. Petersburg Beach.

According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Johnson and another employee of SWS Environmental Services were cleaning oil from the shaft when the accident occurred.

Maintenance workers for the hotel had reportedly locked the elevator in place prior to the men starting work. However, after they had been in the shaft for around 40 minutes, the elevator fell, killing Johnson.

Fortunately, the second SWS employee was not injured in the accident. So far, authorities have not determined the cause of the accident, but continue to investigate.

If you or a family member would like more information about your rights following an injury or death that occurred on the premises of a Florida hotel, theme park or business, contact the firm of Riley Allen Law today.