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Man injured on out-of-control elevator

Man Injured On Out-Of-Control Elevator

There is no official "phobia" name for being afraid to ride an elevator, but it's a fear that's very real for some.



One man might have developed that fear after what happened to him in Chile. Fox News reports:

"A man in Chile [was] injured after an elevator goes out of control and shoots right up to the roof. You can see him frantically hitting buttons as the elevator rockets up 30 stories in 15 seconds."

News.com.au reports that the 31-year-old man entered the elevator on the first floor, and the car didn't stop until it reached the very top. And by top, we mean the roof.

According to Emol, the man had to be rescued from the inside of the elevator. He is recovering at a local hospital after suffering injuries from the elevator's sudden stop.

In the video posted by LiveLeak, you can see the man smacking the buttons in hopes the elevator will stop. You can also tell when the elevator screeches to a halt because the camera jerks.

A writer for Guyism points out that after watching, you'll probably never want to ride in an elevator again.

Investigators are trying to determine what caused the elevator to go out of control. Infonews reports that the building was just completed eight months ago.

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Mike June 10 2014 at 8:02 AM

If he thinks that was terrifying, wait until he gets the hospital bill!

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MrMajestyk June 10 2014 at 10:01 AM

Good thing it went up and not down!

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ROCKSTER MrMajestyk June 10 2014 at 5:03 PM

Sorry, but not true! going down elevators (world wide) have an over speed governor that applies the "safeties"

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fcollinshughes ROCKSTER June 10 2014 at 10:31 PM

And you think they don't have safeties for going up ???

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David MrMajestyk June 10 2014 at 6:09 PM

Well, if elevators went down SO fast, we who RIDE these elevators would go UP because of MOMENTUM.

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coopdabomb June 10 2014 at 8:49 AM

I bet his socks were wet...

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tinhed1155 coopdabomb June 10 2014 at 10:39 AM

I bet his shorts were brown too... I know mine would be.... LOL

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Jon June 10 2014 at 8:16 AM

I could see the hall doors going by. The car doors should have been closed before it would even run. This is not in this country (US). Who knows what kind of codes they have there. We have the best codes in the world. Mabe this a scam.

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tmccull52 June 10 2014 at 7:32 AM

So this was not the rapid rise to the top that most folks hope and endeavor for.

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Buckingham's June 10 2014 at 5:25 PM

What an uplifting story.

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lletraw June 10 2014 at 8:13 PM

At least it crashed on the way UP!

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shymathguy99 June 10 2014 at 11:47 PM

Boy does that take 1st prize! No, not for the fastest, scariest elevator. For the news broadcaster with the biggest boobs and the most number of spots!

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magicmojoman1 June 10 2014 at 5:07 PM

Where was Wilie Wonka when this was happening?

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harleybv June 10 2014 at 6:13 PM

I used to install elevators for Otis( now something else I cant pronounce) U.S. Elevator, and another I can't even remember the name of..Back then, this couldn't have happened. There were so many precautions built in, not just electrical and electronic, but physical as well, that it was virtuallly impossible. It was one of the most inspected and tested parts of a building..Now everything is electonics, computer run, and because of that, some are going to pay the consequences. I forget who said it, but the remark was" The computer is the first invention by man, that man cannot control"

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