Category: Accident

  1. Fantastic Paternosters and Where to Find Them

    Paternosters may look like something out of Hogwarts, but they are a real invention and some are still in operation today. A paternoster is a door-less passenger elevator consisting of compartments attached to continuous chains and moving slowly in a loop without stopping. Passengers can step on or off at any floor. The construction of new paternosters was…

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  2. Elevator Horror

    Elevators have long inspired terror in people afraid of heights, technology and tight spaces. Realistically, we are far safer in an elevator than we are driving in a car, and as the technology has matured, the chance of any harm becoming us is extraordinarily low. Nevertheless, the possibility of being suspended indefinitely in a tiny,…

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  3. 9 Steps for Surviving in a Stalled Elevator

      Elevators are incredibly dependable machines, but occasionally, as with any technology, mechanics malfunction and normal operations are disrupted. Typically, this takes the form of a “stuck” elevator. While such issues are usually resolved quickly, being stranded on an elevator is an inconvenience, not to mention a potentially frightening experience. The following steps outline the…

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  4. Trapped in an Elevator for 41 Hours

    In 1999, New York resident Nicholas White was trapped an elevator in the McGraw-Hill Building (Midtown Manhattan) for a total of 41 hours. In 2008, The New Yorker magazine uploaded a video to YouTube featuring the sped-up surveillance footage of the incident, accompanied by the song “The Storm Begins” by Jennifer Haines. When the video…

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  5. Funny Elevator & Escalator Pictures

    Here are some hilarious images involving escalators and elevators. Look closely…you might be missing something.                                

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  6. 13 Spend an Hour Trapped in Waikiki Elevator

    Thirteen people were stranded in an elevator at the Ilikai Hotel and Suites for more than an hour on July 28th, 2012. Hawaii Fire Department personnel were first alerted around 6:45 p.m. and arrived at the hotel in about 10 minutes. However, the elevator occupants had apparently attempted to free themselves by prying open the…

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  7. SUV Falls into Parking Garage Elevator Shaft

    Quite a sight to see! Thank God no one was seriously hurt, although two were injured when this SUV, driven by a young parking garage employee, fell down an elevator shaft in NYC. The other injured person was in the elevator at the time of the incident but was able to walk out on his…

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