Elevator Injury and Death
Earlier this week, one family in Taoyuan, Taiwan, suffered a terrible loss. A 77-year-old man called for the elevator after visiting his daughter in her apartment complex. When the elevator arrived, the man stepped in, but the elevator shuddered and ascended quickly while the doors were still open.
The force of the movement caused the man to fall. His leg became trapped between the floor of the elevator and the floor of the ceiling. The man was freed by emergency responders and the elevator operator. His leg was not severely wounded, thankfully, but he faces an even greater loss.
Hearing her father’s cries, the daughter attempted to free him from the upper floor. In her attempt, the woman fell down the shaft to her death.
Our thoughts are with the family in Taiwan.