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    Elevator crushes man in New York

    https://www.yahoo.com/gma/man-dies-e...opstories.html

    This is why I take the stairs. These thing are supposedly inspected yearly for safety. This looks like a huge failure in that department.
    Architects do it with models.

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    Re: Elevator crushes man in New York

    Quote Originally Posted by DzynKingRTR View Post
    https://www.yahoo.com/gma/man-dies-e...opstories.html

    This is why I take the stairs. These thing are supposedly inspected yearly for safety. This looks like a huge failure in that department.
    I take the stairs because I need the exercise and don’t have the patience to wait on an elevator. I suspect a lot more people die falling down stairs than from a malfunctioning elevator.

    What a freaky way way to die. Jeepers.

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    In the apartment building I lived in, in New York City, the laundry room was in the basement. For some reason, the elevator ended on the first floor and you had to walk down. The elevator bay was open, no door or anything. Mounted on the floor was a gigantic coil spring, for all the world like the one in the bottom of a flashlight, except that the steel spring itself was around 4" in diameter, and the diameter of the whole contraption was probably 6-7'. I've never been able to figure out what good it would do, but it would have been one hell of a ride...
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    Re: Elevator crushes man in New York

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    In the apartment building I lived in, in New York City, the laundry room was in the basement. For some reason, the elevator ended on the first floor and you had to walk down. The elevator bay was open, no door or anything. Mounted on the floor was a gigantic coil spring, for all the world like the one in the bottom of a flashlight, except that the steel spring itself was around 4" in diameter, and the diameter of the whole contraption was probably 6-7'. I've never been able to figure out what good it would do, but it would have been one hell of a ride...
    it probably would have looked something like this

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    Ugh, what a horrible story...
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    I'll take my chances in the elevator of my apartment building. I'm disabled, and live 10 stories up. In case of fire, I just hope the fire truck has a ladder to reach my balcony.

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    Re: Elevator crushes man in New York

    Quote Originally Posted by Ledsteplin View Post
    I'll take my chances in the elevator of my apartment building. I'm disabled, and live 10 stories up. In case of fire, I just hope the fire truck has a ladder to reach my balcony.
    I was on the 16th floor, above the reach on any firetruck at the time...
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    Of the people on the elevator he sure did pull the short straw. It was three left on the elevator when it happened. I bet it makes them extremely gun shy.

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    Elevator crushes man in New York

    Mythbusters did an early episode on falling elevators. It wasnt pretty.


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    Re: Elevator crushes man in New York

    Quote Originally Posted by crimson fan man View Post
    Of the people on the elevator he sure did pull the short straw. It was three left on the elevator when it happened. I bet it makes them extremely gun shy.
    I would have nightmares the rest of my life. You cannot un-see something like that.
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    Re: Elevator crushes man in New York

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaFlum View Post
    Mythbusters did an early episode on falling elevators. It wasn’t pretty.


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    Did they include a giant coil spring in the basement like in my apartment house?
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    Knowing NYC as I do, somebody probably bought off the elevator inspector...
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    Re: Elevator crushes man in New York

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    Did they include a giant coil spring in the basement like in my apartment house?
    I think there was one but its been a while since Ive seen that episode. They did prove that trying to jump right before it hits is...well...useless.


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