A close call, another elevator accident, this time in Kew Gardens, Queens -- a mere week after a tenant found himself stuck in the same lift for nearly an hour.

Thankfully, no one was hurt Friday, because no one was in the elevator.

The city Department Of Buildings has begun issuing violations -- this as its inspectors try to find out how the latest mishap unfolded at the Cadillac Building on 83rd Avenue near Queens Boulevard.

Fire officials say chunks of debris from the structure housing the elevator crashed through the roof, landed on the floor causing the elevator to collapse.

According to a report on the New York 1 website, the man, who got stuck last week, said firefighters warned him repeatedly not to move because the elevator was so unstable it could crash at anytime.

He said after his ordeal there were signs all over the place warning residents not to use the elevator. But sometime between that incident and this one, someone removed them.

Building inspectors posted a notice of violation next to the elevator Friday night, informing residents of a maintenance failure, warning that it should not be used under any circumstances.

Meanwhile, people are reportedly so spooked right now, they won't even use the other elevator that's working; they've opted for the stairs -- and exercise.

In December at The New York Times Building, firefighters were forced to break through a wall to rescue someone.

And in an incident that horrified New Yorkers a little more than a week before Christmas, advertising executive Suzanne Hart, 41, was killed after the elevator she was about to take suddenly jerked upward, crushing her between the elevator and the shaft.

That's still being investigated.