History Main / ElevatorFailure

17th Jul '16 5:24:37 AM eroock
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* [[http://www.simpleton.com/19980403.html Stuck elevator turned]] DrowningPit due to broken water main.

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* [[http://www.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20071013023453/http://www.simpleton.com/19980403.html Stuck elevator turned]] DrowningPit due to broken water main.
17th Jul '16 5:23:20 AM eroock
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* In 2003, a man named Hitoshi Nikaidoh was decapitated this way by an elevator with malfunctioning door sensors. He walked inside the elevator and had his shoulders pinned by the elevator doors due to faulty wiring. Despite struggling to pull himself inside, the elevator kept ascending until the ceiling sliced off most of his head. His left ear, lower lip, teeth and jaw were still attached to his body, which fell to the bottom of the elevator shaft, as the elevator continued moving upward. A surgery resident, who was in the elevator at the time, witnessed the gruesome spectacle and [[NightmareFuel spent more than an hour trapped in the elevator with Hitoshi's head]].

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* In 2003, a man named Hitoshi Nikaidoh was decapitated this way by an elevator with malfunctioning door sensors. He walked inside the elevator and had his shoulders pinned by the elevator doors due to faulty wiring. Despite struggling to pull himself inside, the elevator kept ascending until the ceiling sliced off most of his head. His left ear, lower lip, teeth and jaw were still attached to his body, which fell to the bottom of the elevator shaft, as the elevator continued moving upward. A surgery resident, who was in the elevator at the time, witnessed the gruesome spectacle and [[NightmareFuel spent more than an hour trapped in the elevator with Hitoshi's head]].
17th Jul '16 5:22:25 AM eroock
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* In 2003, a man named Hitoshi Nikaidoh was decapitated this way by an elevator with malfunctioning door sensors. He walked inside the elevator and had his shoulders pinned by the elevator doors due to faulty wiring. Despite struggling to pull himself inside, the elevator kept ascending until the ceiling sliced off most of his head. His left ear, lower lip, teeth and jaw were still attached to his body, which fell to the bottom of the elevator shaft, as the elevator continued moving upward. A surgery resident, who was in the elevator at the time, witnessed the gruesome spectacle and [[NightmareFuel spent more than an hour trapped in the elevator with Hitoshi's head]].
27th Jun '16 12:04:53 PM RWG
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* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'' when BJ's elevator fails and [[spoiler:accelerates ''up.'' True to form, BJ [[LockAndLoadMontage checks his weapons]] one last time before the FinalBattle]]
20th Jun '16 1:40:47 AM FurryKef
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* In the rather chilling story [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/woman-dies-in-elevator-china_us_56dd2134e4b0ffe6f8e9d56c seen here]], a woman in China starved to death after being trapped in the elevator of her appartment building for a month after two maintenance workers “improperly” shut down the power.

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* In the rather chilling story [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/woman-dies-in-elevator-china_us_56dd2134e4b0ffe6f8e9d56c seen here]], a woman in China starved to death after being trapped in the elevator of her appartment apartment building for a month after two maintenance workers “improperly” shut down the power.
11th Jun '16 7:54:51 AM WillBGood
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* Pictured above, an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' has Blythe, Zoe, Minka and Pepper stuck inside the dumbwaiter connecting Blythe's bedroom to the shop when their combined weight causes it to get stuck. Their main problems while in the dumbwaiter are Zoe and Pepper growing to resent each other and Minka falling to PTSD from being reminded of her [[ApesInSpace time in space]].

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* Pictured above, an An early episode of ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' has Blythe, Zoe, Minka and Pepper stuck inside the dumbwaiter connecting Blythe's bedroom to the shop when their combined weight causes it to get stuck. Their main problems while in the dumbwaiter are Zoe and Pepper growing to resent each other and Minka falling to PTSD from being reminded of her [[ApesInSpace time in space]].
1st Jun '16 2:02:12 AM erforce
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* In ''Film/DamianOmenII'', a doctor finds evidence of jackal blood in Damian's blood sample. As he is taking the sample slide to a colleague, his elevator mysteriously takes him first up, then near freefall drop to the bottom of the shaft, knocking him off his feet. As he recovers, the audience sees the cross cable go right through the car, bisecting ''everything.''

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* In ''Film/DamianOmenII'', ''Film/DamienOmenII'', a doctor finds evidence of jackal blood in Damian's blood sample. As he is taking the sample slide to a colleague, his elevator mysteriously takes him first up, then near freefall drop to the bottom of the shaft, knocking him off his feet. As he recovers, the audience sees the cross cable go right through the car, bisecting ''everything.''



* Arthur Hailey's ''{{Hotel}}'' culminates with a poorly maintained hotel elevator falling down, ''snapping in two'' and dropping some of the passengers through the hole to injury or death.

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* Arthur Hailey's ''{{Hotel}}'' ''Literature/{{Hotel}}'' culminates with a poorly maintained hotel elevator falling down, ''snapping in two'' and dropping some of the passengers through the hole to injury or death.
3rd May '16 2:31:05 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/DieHard'':
** John [=McClane=] drops a chair with C-4 explosive tied to it down a shaft in order to kill some terrorists on a lower floor.
** Because [[spoiler:a bomb blew up the roof of the building]], an elevator stops on the floor John [=McClane=] is on, with a little "ding", and instead of the doors opening the elevator explodes.
1st May '16 12:31:41 AM foxley
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* ''Series/FatherBrown'': A sabotaged lift is used as a murder weapon in "The Crackpot of the Empire". The killer knew that the victim's selfishness would make him demand to be the first into lift, which then immediately plunged to the bottom of the shaft.
2nd Apr '16 4:38:37 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has one such elevator malfunction: [[spoiler:In the [[PacifistRun "pacifist" route]], you discover that the bathroom in Alphys's lab is actually an elevator. You take it to learn some awful truths that Alphys has decided it's time to reveal...but then the elevator malfunctions from a power failure, and it falls for what feels like a few hundred meters before finally crashing. You get out, but now you're stuck in the True Laboratory until you restore elevator power.]]
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