Malfunctioning elevator kills man

Discussion in 'rec.audio.pro' started by Htst, Aug 19, 2003.

  1. Htst

    Htst Guest

  2. Abyssmal

    Abyssmal Guest

    Now thats the way I want to go, when my time is up.
    Or in a fiery plane crash.

    But seriously, the elevator at our record company in Dortmund, Germany
    was dangerous as any I have seen.
    After entering the elevator, the door would close.The back wall was
    totally exposed, and you could count the beams and other support
    columns on the way up.I can see that particular elevator causing harm,
    but it is hard to believe it happens in a properly shielded and
    maintained elevator in the USA.

    Maybe he watched Final Destination 2, and decided to do one of them
    unsupervised Jackass spinoff routines.

    Randall






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  3. SOLO

    SOLO Guest

  4. axtogrind

    axtogrind Guest

    And I thought I was having a bad day.

    I really feel bad for the woman on the elevator. I mean, headless doctor
    got it over in a second, but that poor woman is screwed up for life.

    Imagine buying her a drink 15 years from now. "Comeon, you can tell me..."
    "Oh my god - WHAT!???"

    atg

    "Htst" <tdhoser@aol.com> wrote in message
    news:Fxh0b.4$0S.5065@twister.rdc-kc.rr.com...
    > man, if this isnt a bad Steven King story for this woman
    >
    >

    <http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/Southwest/08/18/doctor.decapitated.ap/index.html
    >
    >
  5. I just hope counsellors don't get hold of her and escalate a shocking
    and unpleasant event into something worse.

    >And I thought I was having a bad day.
    >
    >I really feel bad for the woman on the elevator. I mean, headless doctor
    >got it over in a second, but that poor woman is screwed up for life.
    >
    >Imagine buying her a drink 15 years from now. "Comeon, you can tell me..."
    >"Oh my god - WHAT!???"
    >


    >>

    ><http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/Southwest/08/18/doctor.decapitated.ap/index.html
    >>
  6. This is a rather extreme sequence of severe malfunctions and errors.

    It wasn't that the doors suddenly closed, but

    A: the safety mechanism failed to open the doors when the doctor's body
    "blocked" them

    B: the doctor was unable to force the doors open

    C: the moment didn't think to hit the Emergency Stop button

    A person of ordinary strength >should< be able to force open the doors.

    <http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/Southwest/08/18/doctor.decapitated.ap/index.html>
  7. Rob Adelman

    Rob Adelman Guest

    Yes, this guy's number was definitely up. Pretty traumatic 20 minutes
    for the woman stuck in there though. I can't even imagine..


    William Sommerwerck wrote:
    > This is a rather extreme sequence of severe malfunctions and errors.
    >
    > It wasn't that the doors suddenly closed, but
    >
    > A: the safety mechanism failed to open the doors when the doctor's body
    > "blocked" them
    >
    > B: the doctor was unable to force the doors open
    >
    > C: the moment didn't think to hit the Emergency Stop button
    >
    > A person of ordinary strength >should< be able to force open the doors.
    >
    > <http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/Southwest/08/18/doctor.decapitated.ap/index.html>
    >
  8. Luke Kaven

    Luke Kaven Guest

    For the rest of her days, she'll wonder why she couldn't have pounced
    on the emergency stop button in time.

    Rob Adelman <radelman@mn.rr.com> wrote:

    >Yes, this guy's number was definitely up. Pretty traumatic 20 minutes
    >for the woman stuck in there though. I can't even imagine..
    >
    >
    >William Sommerwerck wrote:
    >> This is a rather extreme sequence of severe malfunctions and errors.
    >>
    >> It wasn't that the doors suddenly closed, but
    >>
    >> A: the safety mechanism failed to open the doors when the doctor's body
    >> "blocked" them
    >>
    >> B: the doctor was unable to force the doors open
    >>
    >> C: the moment didn't think to hit the Emergency Stop button
    >>
    >> A person of ordinary strength >should< be able to force open the doors.
    >>
    >> <http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/Southwest/08/18/doctor.decapitated.ap/index.html>
    >>
  9. Yeah, and no doubt the doctor's family will sue her for her failure.

    > For the rest of her days, she'll wonder why she couldn't have
    > pounced on the emergency stop button in time.
  10. axtogrind

    axtogrind Guest

    I thought Emergency Stop buttons stopped the elevator, not the doors. ?

    atg

    "William Sommerwerck" <williams@nwlink.com> wrote in message
    news:vk4uuigf1qr956@corp.supernews.com...
    > This is a rather extreme sequence of severe malfunctions and errors.
    >
    > It wasn't that the doors suddenly closed, but
    >
    > A: the safety mechanism failed to open the doors when the doctor's body
    > "blocked" them
    >
    > B: the doctor was unable to force the doors open
    >
    > C: the moment didn't think to hit the Emergency Stop button
    >
    > A person of ordinary strength >should< be able to force open the doors.
    >
    >

    <http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/Southwest/08/18/doctor.decapitated.ap/index.html
    >
    >
  11. RB

    RB Guest

    It wasn't the doors that killed him. It was the movement of the elevator.
    Hence, the Emergency Stop button might have saved him.

    "axtogrind" <information@NOSPAM.keithupson.com> wrote in message
    news:2sOdnYHcbNT0Wt-iXTWJhw@comcast.com...
    > I thought Emergency Stop buttons stopped the elevator, not the doors. ?
    >
    > atg
    >
    > "William Sommerwerck" <williams@nwlink.com> wrote in message
    > news:vk4uuigf1qr956@corp.supernews.com...
    > > This is a rather extreme sequence of severe malfunctions and errors.
    > >
    > > It wasn't that the doors suddenly closed, but
    > >
    > > A: the safety mechanism failed to open the doors when the doctor's body
    > > "blocked" them
    > >
    > > B: the doctor was unable to force the doors open
    > >
    > > C: the moment didn't think to hit the Emergency Stop button
    > >
    > > A person of ordinary strength >should< be able to force open the doors.
    > >
    > >

    >

    <http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/Southwest/08/18/doctor.decapitated.ap/index.html
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
  12. axtogrind

    axtogrind Guest

    DOH! Missed that tidbit.

    <slaps self in forehead>

    atg

    "RB" <nospam@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    news:LXz0b.284860$BA.63360099@twister.columbus.rr.com...
    > It wasn't the doors that killed him. It was the movement of the elevator.
    > Hence, the Emergency Stop button might have saved him.
    >
    > "axtogrind" <information@NOSPAM.keithupson.com> wrote in message
    > news:2sOdnYHcbNT0Wt-iXTWJhw@comcast.com...
    > > I thought Emergency Stop buttons stopped the elevator, not the doors. ?
    > >
    > > atg
    > >
    > > "William Sommerwerck" <williams@nwlink.com> wrote in message
    > > news:vk4uuigf1qr956@corp.supernews.com...
    > > > This is a rather extreme sequence of severe malfunctions and errors.
    > > >
    > > > It wasn't that the doors suddenly closed, but
    > > >
    > > > A: the safety mechanism failed to open the doors when the doctor's

    body
    > > > "blocked" them
    > > >
    > > > B: the doctor was unable to force the doors open
    > > >
    > > > C: the moment didn't think to hit the Emergency Stop button
    > > >
    > > > A person of ordinary strength >should< be able to force open the

    doors.
    > > >
    > > >

    > >

    >

    <http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/Southwest/08/18/doctor.decapitated.ap/index.html
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >

    >
    >
  13. Well, just stopping the elevator would have kept the guy from being
    decapitated...

    > I thought Emergency Stop buttons stopped the elevator, not the doors.

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