Category: Near death on an elevator

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Elevators in the Movies (Part 1)

    Elevators are all around us. They get us where we need to go. They can also make a great plot device or setting for a movie. Cinema is packed with memorable elevator scenes that take our imaginations for a ride. Here is a list of some great elevator scenes to date. Warning: Plot Spoilers The…

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  4. 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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  5. “Elevator” Movie is a Thriller

    If you’re looking for a movie to rent this weekend, try “Elevator,” a suspense thriller which came out in 2011. Nine sophisticated Wall Street party-goers are stuck in an elevator and one has a bomb. Their true colors come out when they will do anything to survive. There is no escape nor promise of rescue,…

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  6. Man falls down elevator shaft after being pushed:

    LAS VEGASĀ — A man is hospitalized in critical condition after plunging down an elevator shaft at the Luxor Hotel and Casino over the weekend. Sources tell the I-Team the man, a Nellis serviceman, suffered massive head trauma. According to metro police, one man shoved the other man causing him to hit an elevator door. The…

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  7. Elevator cables snap with passenger inside:

    “I thought, for sure, I was going to die. I kept looking at the ground just waiting for something to happen. I was just trying to hold on. I knew something, either I was going to hit the bottom and it was just going to smash me from underneath, or something was going to crush…

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  8. Dog escapes elevator disaster:

    The man was left praying his beloved pooch was OK after leaving it on the wrong side of a lift door. The security camera feed shows the owner walking his dog to the lift and waiting outside. When it arrives the man quickly walks into it but his 18-month-old bulldog cross stays stationary after being…

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  9. Toddler dangles in elevator shaft…

    The parents of a toddler who became trapped and was dangling in an elevator shaft for 15 minutes say they can not believe their son survived the terrifying ordeal. William, believed to be about 18 months old, was playing with other children in the two-storey building on Thomas Street in Dandenong when he managed to…

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  10. Falling elevator raises questions:

    A Phoenix woman suffered two broken ankles when the elevator she was riding in suddenly fell several stories, according to the Phoenix Fire Department. Captain Scott McDonald says the accident happened around 7:45 Saturday night at the Embassy Suites hotel near Interstate 17 and Greenway Road. “It was scary,” said one of the victim’s relatives,…

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