History Main / ElevatorFailure

13th May '17 2:17:44 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* [[http://www.efe.com/efe/english/portada/2-teenagers-killed-in-fall-as-elevator-floor-gives-way-madrid-building/50000260-3261420# Two teenagers]] were killed in Madrid, Spain, as the floor of the elevator failed and both fell from somewhere between the sixth and ninth floor.
3rd Mar '17 1:07:20 PM MarsJenkar
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* One episode of ''Series/MythBusters'' involved testing the best course of action should an elevator fail as per the trope. In order to do so, they had to disable several of the safety systems on an old elevator (and we do mean ''old'') in a building slated for demolition. Cutting through the support cables for the counterweight took some time. Disabling the other major safety measure, a braking system, proved surprisingly simple:
--> '''Adam:''' Anticlimactically enough, I believe I've disabled the entire mechanism by removing this simple pin.
13th Feb '17 12:46:10 PM Sark0TAG
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** Barney Calhoun is assigned to fix one in ''VideoGame/BlueShift''. Go ahead, take a guess to what happens after that.

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** Barney Calhoun is assigned to fix one in ''VideoGame/BlueShift''. ''BlueShift''. Go ahead, take a guess to what happens after that.when he does.
31st Oct '16 7:20:01 AM TheBigBopper
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* The cause of [[spoiler:Sanae Mizuno's death]] in ''Literature/{{Another}}''.

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* The cause of ''Literature/{{Another}}'': [[spoiler:Sanae Mizuno's death]] in ''Literature/{{Another}}''.Mizuno]] gets killed gruesomely inside an elevator when the cables snap and the car plummets to the bottom of the shaft. The investigation afterward finds lack of maintainence at fault, but the main characters know that the curse on class 3 was the real cause.
13th Oct '16 8:10:50 PM DrOO7
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* Subverted on the SoapOpera ''The City'' (a reimagined ''Series/{{Loving}}''). When the elevator doors open and there's no elevator there, Sydney manages to stop herself from falling into the shaft. But just as she breathes a sigh of relief, she's ''shoved'' in by the SerialKiller who's been stalking the show for the past several weeks. Luckily, the fall isn't that far and she suffers only a broken arm.
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.
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