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Old Yesterday, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Oort cloud
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Jeeze louise that's awful.. But reading the article suggests the elevators have been jacked up for a long time now. They should've been fixed a long time ago. Why was an entire building of residents paying $3.7k a month for one bedroom units OK with riding these death traps?
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Old Yesterday, 07:08 AM
 
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“The first guy was lucky to get out,” he said. “He has no idea how lucky he is.”
https://nypost.com/2019/08/22/video-...pasteboard_app

Pretty sure he knows exactly how lucky he is...
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Old Yesterday, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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It happens relatively frequently.

https://866attylaw.com/blog/personal...tor-accidents/
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Old Yesterday, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Holy crap. I wish I could unsee that.
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Old Yesterday, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Every time man interacts with heavy equipment there's a risk, but just like with industrial accidents..fatalities are most of the time caused by at least one, likely multiple people not doing their jobs.



In theory, there's ought to be plenty of safeguards to prevent major accidents in residential or office building elevators. And they are of course still so rare that if it happens, it's going to be in the news.
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Old Yesterday, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Every time man interacts with heavy equipment there's a risk, but just like with industrial accidents..fatalities are most of the time caused by at least one, likely multiple people not doing their jobs.



In theory, there's ought to be plenty of safeguards to prevent major accidents in residential or office building elevators. And they are of course still so rare that if it happens, it's going to be in the news.
Anything made by humans can have a flaw of some sort. And you are right, given the tens of thousands of elevators used every day in NYC alone, these incidents are rare.
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Old Yesterday, 09:40 AM
 
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I can't even imagine what it was like to witness it from inside the elevator, while plunging downward, and then being trapped in the car with the aftermath.

Those poor people will never be able to shake that experience.
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Old Yesterday, 09:42 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Crazy. 2019 and we still have people dying in horrible elevator malfunctions.
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Old Yesterday, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I can't even imagine what it was like to witness it from inside the elevator, while plunging downward, and then being trapped in the car with the aftermath.

Those poor people will never be able to shake that experience.
The very worst one of these I remember was in a residential building in the city, back in the '90s, I think. Two women called for help on the intercom because their elevator stopped and the doors opened but the elevator was above the floor leaving only an opening about halfway down by their feet. The building maintenance guy came to help, stuck his head inside the opening to talk to them, and at that moment the elevator started to move, decaptitating the maintenance man and leaving his head inside the moving elevator with the two women. I always wondered if the eyes blinked for a second or if he was still cognizant for a few seconds in some way and they could see it.

You would have had to put me in a soft room for a while with some heavy-duty drugs before I recovered from that.
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Old Yesterday, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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The very worst one of these I remember was in a residential building in the city, back in the '90s, I think. Two women called for help on the intercom because their elevator stopped and the doors opened but the elevator was above the floor leaving only an opening about halfway down by their feet. The building maintenance guy came to help, stuck his head inside the opening to talk to them, and at that moment the elevator started to move, decaptitating the maintenance man and leaving his head inside the moving elevator with the two women. I always wondered if the eyes blinked for a second or if he was still cognizant for a few seconds in some way and they could see it.

You would have had to put me in a soft room for a while with some heavy-duty drugs before I recovered from that.
The building maintenance guy didn't know the proper procedure . You're never supposed to try to get in/out from an elevator that is partially between the floors. Ironically, the safest spot in a malfunctioning elevator is to stay inside and don't be doing any moves. A lot of people also die or get severely injured when they get stuck in an elevator and they try to climb out through the ceiling hatch and then the elevator does the emergency recall to the lobby (all elevators have call button override trigger that just sends them straight down skipping all of the floors, this is also why you aren't supposed to use elevators in a fire, even if you know there is no smoke in the shaft), or somebody on the upper floor calls the elevator up and it starts moving.
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