On Friday, the NYT reported on the unfortunate case of a man killed in an elevator accident. "Worker Dies as Freight Elevator Malfunctions in Times Sq. Tower" explains how somehow a freight elevator was propelled upwards until it crashed into a roof above the 37th floor. No good. But get this:
"Fire officials say that when serious elevator accidents occur, it is not unusual for cabs to be jettisoned up through their shafts."
Huh??? not unusual?? Yikes. I guess it depends on how often "serious elevator accidents occur". Hopefuly pretty rarely (the article makes this strangely unclear). But those few times they do happen, they often invovle the jettison-ing thing (?).
Uh, good to know.