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Old 08-23-2019, 10:36 PM
 
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Yikes. That is tragic. Too young to die at age 30.
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Old 08-23-2019, 10:56 PM
 
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Is there some graphic video or photos in the link in the OP or something? Is that why everyone keeps saying "I wish I could unsee that"? If that's the case, maybe a mod could add a warning so other people know before they click (and it's precisely why I'm *not* clicking)?
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Old 08-24-2019, 04:12 AM
 
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Is there some graphic video or photos in the link in the OP or something? Is that why everyone keeps saying "I wish I could unsee that"? If that's the case, maybe a mod could add a warning so other people know before they click (and it's precisely why I'm *not* clicking)?
There is a video, but the video has a warning at the beginning and it doesn’t autoplay. You can click the link and read the story without actually seeing the video.
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Old 08-24-2019, 04:31 AM
 
Location: California
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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.
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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I saw the headline, and I thought, "I’m really not going to like this story." And I was right.

From the outside, you only have a few seconds to react, and people probably only have a few seconds to react.
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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I saw the headline, and I thought, "I’m really not going to like this story." And I was right.

From the outside, you only have a few seconds to react, and people probably only have a few seconds to react.
What does this even mean???
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:53 AM
 
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I found it unusual, except for the young guy who just got off the elevator, that the initial reaction from the others was to walk away and look away instead of seeing if there was some way to help. People have lived through pretty horrific accidents, I just wouldn't assume he immediately died. I don't blame them since they were just reacting instinctively, just found it unusual.
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:59 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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Maybe 16th-Century London, at the Tower. Legend has it that Anne Boleyn's lips continued to move in prayer after her head was separated from her neck.
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It wasn't exactly an uncommon observation by the public, including doctors, in the early days of France's guillotine (though even that wasn't enough to preclude its use there until the late 1970s).

I assumed it was something along those lines.... an actual observation. I'm not a squeamish guy, and have seen my share of blood and death. But a disembodied head still showing a semblance of life is beyond creepy, and a bit over the top even for me.
Anyway, thanks for the "too much information".
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Old 08-24-2019, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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I found it unusual, except for the young guy who just got off the elevator, that the initial reaction from the others was to walk away and look away instead of seeing if there was some way to help. People have lived through pretty horrific accidents, I just wouldn't assume he immediately died. I don't blame them since they were just reacting instinctively, just found it unusual.
I did too, people averting their gaze and getting out of there instead of showing concern and a willingness to help. The difference between large, impersonal cities and smaller towns.
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Old 08-24-2019, 01:54 PM
 
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The people in that elevator would have been below the guy when it occurred.

They would have literally been showered in gore and stuck like that for quite a while.

I agree with the victims father, they pay >3k/month, the place had repeated issues with the elevators...that's just unacceptable.

Seems odd that they get it shut down, "fixed it" and then shortly after getting inspected and cleared it kills this guy. Makes me wonder just wth happened there and if somebody may have gotten paid off.
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