Elevator Accident; Recent News Items
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Man pushed down escalator in 'shop rage' attack suffers fractured spine
January 4th, 2005 (news.scotsman.com)
A MAN who suffered a fractured spine after being pushed down an escalator in a busy city-centre store may have been the victim of "shopping rage", according to police.
Local man killed in grain silo accident
August 29th, 2005 (journal-advocate.com)
"What I heard was some fan blew apart, and (discharged) shrapnel into his neck," from the elevator accident, but he wasn't certain what kind of machinery apparently failed. He said he learned Haxtun ambulance personnel transferred the badly hurt patient from a hospital there to Sterling Regional MedCenter, where the worker died later Friday.
Worker dies from fall in elevator shaft at BMH
August 24th. 2005 (thedailytimes.com)
A construction worker for a subcontractor involved in work at Blount Memorial Hospital was fatally injured Tuesday morning in a fall down an elevator shaft.
The workers were in the process of installing a third elevator to serve that area when the man apparently fell several floors to the bottom of the shaft, then was struck by a heavy pulley that fell after him.
Elevator gets doused as trapped cry for help
April 5, 2005 (www.pantagraph.com)
Someone objecting to nine students' calls for help dumped water onto their stuck elevator car early Sunday at Wright Hall at Illinois State University, police said.
NY Delivery Man Stuck in Elevator for 3 Days
April 5, 2005 (www.reuters.com)
A Chinese food delivery man was found trapped in a broken elevator on Tuesday, more than three days after he was reported missing, police said.
THEY FOUND MING
April 5, 2005 (1010wins.com)
A deliveryman who vanished last week after taking food to a Bronx apartment complex was found Tuesday in an elevator there after someone reported it stuck between floors, the Fire Department said.
Student trapped in CCHS elevator
Apri 1, 2005 (www.starexponent.com)
A student was trapped in an elevator at Culpeper County High School Thursday morning, requiring rescue workers to pry the doors open.
ELEVATOR WORKER FALLS DOWN SHAFT
March 30, 2005 (www.canoe.ca)
A man who worked for an elevator company plunged 15 metres down a shaft yesterday, landing so heavily the downtown building shook upon impact. Ontario's Labour Ministry is investigating the accident that sent the unidentified man to hospital with critical injuries.
$900,000 recovered in Farmers Coop Elevator fraud
March 28, 2005 (www.granitefallsnews.com)
Farmers Coop Elevator of Hanley Falls has reached an out of court settlement with former employee Marty Javens, closing a civil lawsuit filed by the Cooperative in September. Javens, from Cottonwood, has agreed to repay $600,000 to the Coop, turning over the proceeds of the sale of his farm. Javens was employed at the Cottonwood grain terminal facility.
Man dies in mishap at elevator
March 24, 2005 (www.wabashplaindealer.com)
A rural Wabash man was fatally injured Wednesday morning when he got his leg caught in an auger at the Treaty Elevator.
Thug rapes blind woman Predator lures teen into subway elevator
March 18, 2005 (www.nydailynews.com)
A lost blind woman was raped inside the elevator of a Queens subway station by a heartless predator who attacked her after offering to help her find a train home, police said yesterday.
Elevator accident severs man's leg
March 17, 2005 (www.whas11.com)
Most passersby don’t realize what happened inside Riverview Square, located at 201 West Main Street in downtown Louisville, but a frightening experience took place in the office building when an elevator repairman was seriously injured Thursday morning.
Two Men Rescued From Elevator In JEA Smokestack
March 17, 2005 (www.news4jax.com)
Jacksonville firefighters used a really long ladder to rescue two men on an elevator that got jammed six stories up on the outside of a power plant smokestack.
Boy stuck in elevator rescued unharmed
March 16, 2005 (www.thedailyreview.com)
The Sayre Fire Department, assisted by members of the Greater Valley Emergency Medical Services, responded shortly thereafter. Firefighters accessed the elevator through the top of the car, and released the door, Repasky said. The chief said the boy was trapped for about 20 minutes.
Escalator, elevator troubles bring T down
March 11, 2005 (news.bostonherald.com)
A Watertown woman was injured yesterday when her clothing became entangled in a Harvard Square T stop escalator in the latest round of MBTA escalator and elevator trouble. ``The bottom of the long garment she was wearing got stuck at the top of the escalator. The machinery ...
Student lights fire in Kelly elevator
March 11, 2005 (www.thetriangle.org)
Director of Public Safety Bernard Gollotti commented on the incident, saying that a student lit a "poster" or "some sort of paper" on fire in an elevator in the residence halls.
Worker Found Hanging From Harness In Downtown Elevator Shaft
March 6, 2005 (www.thepittsburghchannel.com)
Workers found the 46-year-old man hanging from his safety harness and bleeding from the head. The cord connecting the Coraopolis man to a cable apparently let loose somehow.
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