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Offline tasgirevik


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Of the 20 to 30 elevator-related deaths each year, most of them are maintenance-related - for example, technicians leaning too far into the shaft or getting caught between moving parts, and most of the rest are attributed to easily avoidable accidents, such as people stepping blindly through doors that open into empty shafts or being strangled by scarves caught in the doors.

And...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymmwRYzbWkE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymmwRYzbWkE</a>



Offline AshSimmonds

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I live in a highrise (for Adelaide :rolleyes: ) so elevators are my life, on Friday we were up to the 12th floor, then a massive *CRACK* noise boomed from above us, and the lift plummeted briefly - maybe 2 feet maybe 20 feet, in a stainless steel box we had no point of reference - then after bouncing and stabilising, after 30 secs it continued its journey and delivered us to my floor. (with us praying to every God we'd ever heard of)

Great, today's XKCD is about elevator maintenance. :?

http://xkcd.com/897/

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Offline mondi

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Great, today's XKCD is about elevator maintenance. :?




OK, so we know that at least one of the cables has gone............there could be more.


It may be down to the last one ya know!!!!!    :eek:



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...up to the 12th floor, then a massive *CRACK* noise boomed from above us, and the lift plummeted briefly...

...The idea of jumping at the last minute seems futile...

Today on JJJ science Dr Karl helpfully and descriptively explained that in order to negate the effects of the land of a fall, you would have to be able to generate equal amount of energy yourself - which would have similar effects anyhoo. :?





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Now if you had a jetpack on...
I've been rich & I've been poor...

Rich is better



Offline j15


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Today on JJJ science Dr Karl helpfully and descriptively explained that in order to negate the effects of the land of a fall, you would have to be able to generate equal amount of energy yourself - which would have similar effects anyhoo. :?

I work on the 9th level of an office building, and my desk is close to the elevators. A cable on one of them snapped today, and the sound of various elevator bits tumbling down the shaft is a bit ominous to say the least. Judging by the screams of the woman who plummeted a couple of floors down before the elevator settled itself, I don't think she has the best emergency instinct.




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