Doctor Decapitated by Malfunctioning Elevator

Dr. Hitoshi Christopher Nikaidoh, a surgeon, was decapitated as he stepped onto an elevator at Christus St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, Texas, USA on August 16, 2003. Improper maintenance caused the safeties to fail, and the doors closed on Nikaidoh’s head. The car then ascended with him still trapped by the doors.

2 thoughts on “Doctor Decapitated by Malfunctioning Elevator”

  1. Unusual Yes
    A similar incident in a major hospital of Karachi Pakistan, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) when a lady doctors headscarf was caught in the elevator. She died after remaining for a week in ICU

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