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Old 08-24-2019, 02:16 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Wow it said the elevators were not in good shape to begin with....

They should be majorly held accoutable for this
They'll get sued for sure. No doubt the people standing there when it happened will also sue for pain and suffering. I'm sure they'll all have nightmares. I would.

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Horrible. Yes backpack guy was really lucky. Missed death by a millisecond. I didn’t realize that there was so much room between the elevator and the shaft wall. In traditional elevators there’s only a few inches.
That was surely his lucky day. I hope he played the lottery
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Old 08-24-2019, 02:22 PM
 
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I just don't understand how this happens. It doesn't seem like there's any space between the elevator compartment where people are standing and the shaft wall. Because I don't understand, it makes me not sure how to depart an elevator the right way so I won't get trapped.



Poor guy. And the poor guy in the backpack who is absolutely stunned and not sure what to do.
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:18 PM
 
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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.
It's shock, and it's normal. Not everyone has the ability to snap into action. That's why not everyone is cut out to be cops, firefighters, or EMTs.

Frankly though, other than calling 911, there's nothing anyone could have done to help.

What I'm curious about ... would this give the other tenants cause to legally break their lease? Clearly the management has not maintained safe conditions. And it's a 23-story building ... I can't imagine anyone is going to ever feel comfortable getting on those elevators ever again.
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Spurs country. "Go, Spurs, Go!"
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I wouldn't care about being able to break my lease after this, due to the fact that a death ocurred due to negligence. I'd break the lease then do the court thing to get my deposit back. I think I'd win with a jury in this case.
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:31 PM
 
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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.
Yeah, just what we need--instead of one person killed by the elevator, two or three Rambo heroes making the whole thing fall to the basement, killing several others, because they did not know what they were doing as they tried to save this person.

Why is it that anytime something bad happens in a city there's always some yahoo ready to say "They are so impersonal" and "God is punishing them," but when the same thing happens in flyover country its all "Why do bad things happen to good people" and "God called this special soul home"?
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Riding a rock floating through space
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Yeah, just what we need--instead of one person killed by the elevator, two or three Rambo heroes making the whole thing fall to the basement, killing several others, because they did not know what they were doing as they tried to save this person.

Why is it that anytime something bad happens in a city there's always some yahoo ready to say "They are so impersonal" and "God is punishing them," but when the same thing happens in flyover country its all "Why do bad things happen to good people" and "God called this special soul home"?
Not only that, but there was nothing that they could have done to help. The guy's limbs were crushed in a second, the damage was done.
I get so sick of reading posts blaming bystanders in this forum.
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Riding a rock floating through space
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I just don't understand how this happens. It doesn't seem like there's any space between the elevator compartment where people are standing and the shaft wall. Because I don't understand, it makes me not sure how to depart an elevator the right way so I won't get trapped.



Poor guy. And the poor guy in the backpack who is absolutely stunned and not sure what to do.
He tried to exit at the same time the elevator suddenly shot downwards. His limbs were crushed where the floor of the lobby met the top of the elevator. It looked to me like a horrifically painful death, poor man.
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Old 08-24-2019, 06:26 PM
 
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He tried to exit at the same time the elevator suddenly shot downwards. His limbs were crushed where the floor of the lobby met the top of the elevator. It looked to me like a horrifically painful death, poor man.
I want to believe it was instantaneous.
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:25 PM
 
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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.
Good to know, thanks.
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Old 08-24-2019, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY 🇺🇸
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He tried to exit at the same time the elevator suddenly shot downwards. His limbs were crushed where the floor of the lobby met the top of the elevator. It looked to me like a horrifically painful death, poor man.

Yes. According to the ME, he died of blunt force trauma to the neck and torso--and mechanical asphyxiation.

We know what that means. Poor guy.
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