Trapped in an Elevator for a Month

An unnamed Chinese woman, 43, has died after being trapped in an elevator for a month because maintenance workers shut off the power supply without properly checking if anyone was inside.

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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.

Killed by a Temper Tantrum

A 40-year-old wheelchair-bound South Korean man identified as Mr. Lee died after falling down an elevator shaft in Daejon. Lee had failed to enter an elevator in time and, in a rage, rammed the doors with his mobility scooter, breaking them open and falling to his death.