Man Gets Trapped in Elevator, Rescued, Then Trapped in a Different Elevator

Most people get stuck in only one elevator a day. The ambitious aim higher than that:

A firefighter went up in another elevator in an adjoining shaft, exited through the ceiling hatch to get to the other elevator's hatch to transfer the trapped man and bring him down.

But after the transfer was made, the second elevator stalled and wouldn't come down, McGregor said.

Firefighters considered breaking through a brick wall to get into the elevator through the shaft and using ropes to bring the trapped men out, but didn't have to after an Otis Elevator Co. engineer was able to reset the elevator switch from the roof, put it in "inspection mode" and operate it manually, McGregor said.

This is why we need slides, people. Slides.

Link -via Gizmodo | Photo (unrelated) via Flickr user ricardodiaz11

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I am terrified of elevators. I was a night security guard at one building with a haunted elevator. The door would just open and close over and over in the middle of the night. Add to that the news story of the man who got decapitated by an elevator with his coworker trapped inside.
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After being freed from the first elevator, wouldn't you take the stairs back down? Was the firefighter too stupid to think "Hey, maybe the elevators aren't working and maybe we should take the stairs to be safe?"
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