Over the weekend I witness something that you would see in a movie. The elevator door wouldn’t open for this lady, and the security guards at this place (no names mentioned) , continually talked to her, so she wouldn’t amp up her level of excitement. It took the elevator technician about 45 minutes to get there.
I did some research and about 2 percent of the population have a “situational” phobia — which includes riding in elevators and claustrophobia. Are elevators safe to ride when something goes wrong,
North Carolina-based elevator consultant and expert Charles A. Buckman said that people shouldn’t be afraid to ride in elevators because they are extremely safe. “Riding in an elevator is safer than riding in a New York cab, for example,” Buckman says. “Elevators are the safest mode of transportation without exception.” ConsumerWatch.com reported that elevator accidents that result in death are very rare — about 27 a year — though injuries from elevator accidents affect about 10,200 people a year.
Oh by the way, I took that same elevator car right after the lady was freed. Living dangerously!
QUESTION: If you suddenly became stuck in an elevator, what would be your reaction?