Ever get stuck in an elevator?

4/22/2008:

I often hear minor calls on the Live Hoboken Police and Fire Scanner, where people sometimes get stuck in an elevator in town. A rig from the fire department usually gets them out very rapidly.

Even if you’ve been stuck for an hour or more, after watching this video, you’d appreciate not getting trapped for this long. (mind you, this was in 1999, and not everyone carried cell phones with them…)

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16 Comments on "Ever get stuck in an elevator?"


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7 years 9 months ago

I got stuck once for an hour during my first year of college. It was after a long night of partying. That was bad enough but, wait for the kicker, the reason the elevator stopped, overcrowding.

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7 years 9 months ago

How is it in a major building like McGraw Hill they don’t have supervision that is made aware that there is a stuck elevator? Does nobody monitor the cameras? I’m not all that litigious, but I would have sued someone’s nutz off if I were that guy.

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loveforhobo
7 years 9 months ago

Wow. I do not want to go downstairs now in my building. Scary shit. ALWAYS CARRY YOUR CELL!

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oldhobo
7 years 9 months ago

Outrageous! What are the politicans doing to help these people? Where is the Association for People Stuck in Elevators? Why aren’t they picketing the security forces paid to monitor the cameras? I’m sick and tired of this world where noone comes to the assistance of others. I’m sure a strollermom would stroll right past this elevator and not even think twice that there might be someone stuck in there-how selfish! A dogwalker wouldn’t even knock on the elevator door to see if someone was stuck-those idiots can’t even pick up after their pets. Don’t even get me started on the… Read more »

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7 years 9 months ago

[quote comment=”79234″]I would have sued someone’s nutz off if I were that guy.[/quote]

He did. He settled for 6 figures. It ruined his life. Not getting stuck, he got over that but the law suit did him. THe New Yorker recently (last issue?) did a piece on elevators recently (*) and discussed this case.

* Some tidbits, the Close Door button is only there to make people feel in control – it does nothing in recent elevators. Inter-floor travel kills efficiency.

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