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Old 12-15-2011, 08:56 PM
Location: Bel Air, California
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In an "unrelated" story today, an elevator mechanic was indicted for assault and reckless endangerment for his actions that resulted in severe injuries to a Brooklyn woman when visiting a relative at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

2010 Elevator Accident in Brooklyn Leads to Indictment of Repairman - NYTimes.com

She suffered her injuries in an accident eerily similar to the one on Wednesday that killed an advertising executive in Manhattan. In each case, the elevator doors closed suddenly, trapping the woman in between, as the car shot up the elevator shaft. Were it not for the location of Ms. Jordan’s elevator — in a hospital — she might not have survived.

Mr. Charles Hynes (Brooklyn D.A.) said, “Screams could be heard throughout the hospital as she passed each floor, unable to free herself from this nightmare.” He said his office contended that “what happened to Ms. Jordan was a direct result of the criminal conduct of the defendant.”

The International Union of Elevator Constructors has been pushing for the passage of a bill, which was introduced in the State Assembly last summer, that would require licensing for people who work on elevators. Edward Krull, an international organizer for the union, said only three cities in the state — Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse — required an elevator worker to have a license.

The elevator company involved in the most recent incident was also the same company whose technician fell to his death while servicing an elevator September 23rd.

Manhattan Worker Dead After Fall Down Elevator Shaft - NY1.com
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Old 12-17-2011, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Ghengis View Post
Evidently the elevator doors pinned the poor woman before the elevator took off and crushed her between the floors. Multiple safety devices had to be inoperative or bypassed for this to happen. Two other women who were inside the elevator had to be treated at the hospital for psychological trauma after witnessing the event.

Elevator Accident Leaves One Dead - Metropolis - WSJ
That's just f**ked up as to what happened to her.

When i read a story like this why is it that i think back to those satanic movies like the Omen.
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