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It's more likely to die in an elevator flying through the roof than it crashing on the ground. amirite?

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You should give it a try

@teknogreek You should give it a try

What exactly are you suggesting?

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@browndog888 100% incorrect

All elevators have brakes going down. Fewer have them going up.

@Hatchadi All elevators have brakes going down. Fewer have them going up.

None have enough force to put a car through a roof.

@Plastic_Island3688 None have enough force to put a car through a roof.

It already happened. Counterweight was heavier than person+cabin. Weight went down and elevator shot through the roof.

@Hatchadi It already happened. Counterweight was heavier than person+cabin. Weight went down and elevator shot through the roof.

Proof? And even if you have one example, did they die? And she every one you provide, how many have died from falling.... Hundreds. So you may have found one example but no, your aren't more likely to die from shooting through a roof

@Stereotypesexist Proof? And even if you have one example, did they die? And she every one you provide, how many have died from...

Legally not allowed to share details about it. For cable elevators it's still mandatory to have lots of security measurements in case of a fall but way less in case of shooting upwards.

Nah that would be a very mild impact with the roof, pretty sure it wouldn't even break it.

@Rowgeara Nah that would be a very mild impact with the roof, pretty sure it wouldn't even break it.

The fact is, that elevators have very secure brakes going down but less than half have those for going up.

@Rowgeara Nah that would be a very mild impact with the roof, pretty sure it wouldn't even break it.

Look it up, it happens.

I think the logic here is that there are a series of fail safes to slow an elevator that's falling but their arent any that slow an elevator that shoots upwards.

Willy wonka style

@Crazymotherfuker Willy wonka style

Not.. entirely.. Still love that elevator!

You're * not it's.

And yeah, you're correct.

How often do elevators fly through the roof?

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@fragsworth How often do elevators fly through the roof?

Our company knows 3 accidents in Europe. Can't give you a total though!

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