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What sounds extremely wrong, but is actually correct?

If you’re in an elevator and it stops - DON’T TRY TO GET OUT.

I honestly think it’s because of the movie industry, with heroes forcing the doors open or breaking out through the ceiling, but when people get stuck in a lift, their first reflex is to try to get out on their own.

NOTHING could be more dangerous.

Cabin elevators are designed so that the cabin is the safest place in the lift. Trying to leave an elevator without the help of a qualified professional places people in extreme danger (of falling, of getting stuck, of horrible situations that are too gruesome to describe but that I’m sure you can imagine…)

If your name isn’t John McClane, don’t do this.

The logic also extends to platform elevators (e.g. with only a platform, not a whole cabin, enclosed in a shaft that can be made of metal or glass).

One time, I was fielding an urgent request from a customer that was stuck in a platform lift. When I arrived on site, I discovered that the customer was out and about, but the lift was still stuck.

Upon closer inspection, I discovered that the customer had kicked his way out by bending one of the shaft panels out of shape, until he could slip through. The whole shaft, a total three floors of steel panels, could have come toppling down on his head.

Ironically, the platform, just like the cabin, wouldn’t have budged.

Stay put people.


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Have you ever gotten stuck in an elevator? Were you trying to get out on your own?

#Society #psychology #health #Quora

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
36 Comments
Lynne Zeman
Dennis Sharp, I have acrophobia and will go in a closed elevator but NOT a glass one. Lol. Guess we all have our idiosyncrasies and challenges.
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Feb 13, 2019 7:56PM
birthdayboy
Most modern Elevators have an automatic braking system if an Elevator suddenly goes into free fall. Not to worry, however, it might be a good idea to carry a pack of playing cards or a Pinochle deck. to pass the time if tuck in an Elevator. Who knows, you might pick up a few bucks.
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Dec 16, 2019 8:58PM
Norbie Warren
Sherry Moyer, 😯
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Jul 2, 2019 6:36PM
Norbie Warren
I got stuck in an elevator at work at midnight I managed to get the doors open and dived out onto the floor... had to...go the the washroom
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Jul 2, 2019 6:32PM
Kathleen Hartshorne
I get thisome one. Unless someone in there farts, I think I would want out then.
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May 25, 2019 4:45PM
Sue Gembrini-Spataro
Will, if I get stuck in an elevation...I’d take my chances and get out anway I could! Closed In place and Me...nooooo
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May 19, 2019 10:02PM
Lynne Zeman
Good info. Thx
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Feb 13, 2019 7:55PM
Leslie Clive Bedford
Todd Cates, My Grandfather (Mother’s Father) was a winder in a Welsh coal mine.
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Dec 23, 2018 1:33AM
Richard Perkins
Bob Pam Hanna, A platform elevator doesn't have sides or ceiling.
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Dec 11, 2018 9:31AM
David Pearson
My brother and I were in a lift with our relatives going to a funeral, we decide to test out the theiry that if you jump in the air before a lift crashes you will be OK, we'll we tripped the lift had to be rescued by the fire brigade, you can imagine the names we got called, I had never my dad swear before.
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Dec 2, 2018 8:26AM
Isabel Benson
I avoid elevators as much as possible always afraid will get stuck.
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Nov 17, 2018 6:27PM
Bob Pam Hanna
I still don't know the difference between a platform elevator or a cabin elevator...?
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Oct 7, 2018 5:00PM
Dani Smith
I was stuck in an elevator...briefly. I hit the alarm and waited. It wasn't that long, but your brain starts working overtime.
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Oct 1, 2018 4:33PM
ninakamwene
Thank you.
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Sep 30, 2018 1:53AM
Bradley D. Davenport
And people wonder why I prefer stars being claustrophobic means being stuck in an elevator one of my top fears
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Sep 20, 2018 1:25PM

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