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2014-06-10 12:08:47 PM  
José Vergara Acevedo was launched 31 floors in 15 seconds when an elevator malfunctioned in Providencia, Chile on Saturday,


Perhaps he won the prize!

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2014-06-10 12:15:04 PM  
Well I'm not the world's most masculine man
But I know what I am, and I'm glad I'm a man
And so is José
 
2014-06-10 02:04:32 PM  

bearded clamorer: Well I'm not the world's most masculine man
But I know what I am, and I'm glad I'm a man
And so is José


Maybe subby is confused because José was screaming like a little girl.
 
2014-06-10 03:07:00 PM  
The best thing to do is to lie flat on the floor and hope for the best.
 
2014-06-10 03:10:19 PM  
I hate demonic elevators.
 
2014-06-10 03:12:33 PM  
the best thing in a situation like this is to be John McClane
 
2014-06-10 03:12:35 PM  
No, that was just the tacos I had for breakfast.

/lights a match
 
2014-06-10 03:12:50 PM  

EvilEgg: The best thing to do is to lie flat on the floor and hope for the best.


That's what she said.
 
2014-06-10 03:12:53 PM  
Wait, I've seen this one!
/It's the old woman!
//M. Night's worst movie.
///Even worse than The Happening.
 
2014-06-10 03:14:47 PM  

EvilEgg: The best thing to do is to lie flat on the floor and hope for the best.


At least back the fark off of that open door. At that speed, anything protruding from the elevator shaft could rip your arm off...
 
2014-06-10 03:15:14 PM  
Farking Clamp Tower elevators...

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2014-06-10 03:16:10 PM  
People thing Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, I think The Shaft.

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2014-06-10 03:17:35 PM  

Mikey1969: EvilEgg: The best thing to do is to lie flat on the floor and hope for the best.

At least back the fark off of that open door. At that speed, anything protruding from the elevator shaft could rip your arm off...


Could have been worst, he did not try to break with his feet.
 
2014-06-10 03:18:43 PM  
Livin' it up while you're going down...
 
2014-06-10 03:21:32 PM  
Dude needs to calm down. That's not the scariest elevator in South America.
 
2014-06-10 03:23:27 PM  

shortdarkandmeh: Wait, I've seen this one!
/It's the old woman!
//M. Night's worst movie.
///Even worse than The Happening.


The more I think about it, he must have bought the screenplayfor sixth sense. Everything else he's done has been as if it was written by an eighth grader.
 
2014-06-10 03:23:57 PM  
is that fast?

i feel like i've been on some express elevators going that fast.

/ obviously, it was too fast for that building.
 
2014-06-10 03:25:29 PM  

WizardofToast: People thing Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, I think The Shaft.

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Shut yo' mouth!
 
2014-06-10 03:25:57 PM  
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Jose didn;t watch this movie!
 
2014-06-10 03:29:40 PM  
Judging by this video, I am going to guess that the elevator regulations in chile are more of a set of guidelines than "rules" per se...
 
2014-06-10 03:30:57 PM  
I bet the rescuers still tried to get into the elevator before he was able to get out.
 
2014-06-10 03:31:25 PM  
Also, worse things can happen while waiting for an elevator.
 
2014-06-10 03:32:03 PM  
 
2014-06-10 03:32:38 PM  

H31N0US: shortdarkandmeh: Wait, I've seen this one!
/It's the old woman!
//M. Night's worst movie.
///Even worse than The Happening.

The more I think about it, he must have bought the screenplayfor sixth sense. Everything else he's done has been as if it was written by an eighth grader.


I actually like Unbreakable. And The Villagehas its moments. Maybe he's the cinematic version of Roger Maris.
 
2014-06-10 03:43:06 PM  
 
2014-06-10 03:44:11 PM  

EvilEgg: The best thing to do is to lie flat on the floor and hope for the best.


and think of England.
 
2014-06-10 03:44:47 PM  
well, that escalated quickly..
 
2014-06-10 03:45:09 PM  

shortdarkandmeh: H31N0US: shortdarkandmeh: Wait, I've seen this one!
/It's the old woman!
//M. Night's worst movie.
///Even worse than The Happening.

The more I think about it, he must have bought the screenplayfor sixth sense. Everything else he's done has been as if it was written by an eighth grader.

I actually like Unbreakable. And The Villagehas its moments. Maybe he's the cinematic version of Roger Maris.


Yeah, I was going to say. Unbreakable is pretty good. I really like the idea and the execution is pretty good.

I also enjoyed Lady in the Water keeping in mind that it's literally a bed time story he made up in nightly installments for his children turned into a movie.

The Happening I liked a lot more on my second viewing by pretending that nobody involved in making it expected it to be taken seriously. As an homage to bad B movies, it's not bad.

The Village would have worked better for me if I'd caught the date on the headstone that was supposed to tell me that it was taking place in the actual past and not a throwback society that existed either in some alternate universe or in the distant future. I never thought it was actually taking place in the 1600s or whenever it was pretending to be so the twist didn't really get me. If I'd believed that, seeing the road on the other side of the wall got more of a "Ok, remnants left from the past civilization she doesn't know about" followed by "Oh, so it's just the present, not the future. Ok" a few minutes later.

Twists sort of get robbed of their power when you have the realization over the course of a few minutes and it turns out not to be that far off from what you'd assumed was going on anyway.
 
2014-06-10 03:45:22 PM  
I had a dream where this happened the other day. I ended up dead, which sucked until I realized I was a ghost and could haunt people. After that it was pretty cool.
 
2014-06-10 03:52:16 PM  

cyberspacedout: Also, worse things can happen while waiting for an elevator.


No, this is worse.
 
2014-06-10 03:55:32 PM  

Delta1212: shortdarkandmeh: H31N0US: shortdarkandmeh: Wait, I've seen this one!
/It's the old woman!
//M. Night's worst movie.
///Even worse than The Happening.

The more I think about it, he must have bought the screenplayfor sixth sense. Everything else he's done has been as if it was written by an eighth grader.

I actually like Unbreakable. And The Villagehas its moments. Maybe he's the cinematic version of Roger Maris.

Yeah, I was going to say. Unbreakable is pretty good. I really like the idea and the execution is pretty good.

I also enjoyed Lady in the Water keeping in mind that it's literally a bed time story he made up in nightly installments for his children turned into a movie.

The Happening I liked a lot more on my second viewing by pretending that nobody involved in making it expected it to be taken seriously. As an homage to bad B movies, it's not bad.

The Village would have worked better for me if I'd caught the date on the headstone that was supposed to tell me that it was taking place in the actual past and not a throwback society that existed either in some alternate universe or in the distant future. I never thought it was actually taking place in the 1600s or whenever it was pretending to be so the twist didn't really get me. If I'd believed that, seeing the road on the other side of the wall got more of a "Ok, remnants left from the past civilization she doesn't know about" followed by "Oh, so it's just the present, not the future. Ok" a few minutes later.

Twists sort of get robbed of their power when you have the realization over the course of a few minutes and it turns out not to be that far off from what you'd assumed was going on anyway.


I hear ya. Your last sentence sums up my experiences with half of Stephen King's catalogue.
 
2014-06-10 04:01:09 PM  

Slypork: cyberspacedout: Also, worse things can happen while waiting for an elevator.

No, this is worse.


So she was alone with his thoughts, and she wanted to give him a piece of her mind.  However, she thought better of it.
 
2014-06-10 04:02:20 PM  
glad to see the wonkavator is working in chile and not for some asshat lying millionaire in paraguay
 
2014-06-10 04:03:18 PM  
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2014-06-10 04:05:28 PM  

buckler: Still the best elevator video I've seen all week.


I laughed at that, then felt guilty, did he die? If he did die is it still wrong to laugh? It's clearly suicide.
 
2014-06-10 04:05:39 PM  
 
2014-06-10 04:14:00 PM  

pute kisses like a man: is that fast?

i feel like i've been on some express elevators going that fast.

/ obviously, it was too fast for that building.


It's not so much the speed as the sudden stop at the end...  He was seriously hurt and they're not sure if he'll regain mobility due to spinal injuries.

I did some calcs and he must of impacted the ceiling as though he'd taken a header off an 8 story building.  At that speed laying on the floor would reduce the impact, but not by much - about half a story's worth(oddly enough), about 3mph.  More important, I think, would be avoiding the spinal compression from hitting the ceiling with your head.

I can only think that the elevator must of slowed down rather than coming to an 'instant stop'.  Even just 1-2 meters of hard decelleration would substantially reduce the impact he'd suffer.  Maybe the counterweight hit bottom a short bit before the elevator impacted, tripping a safety system killing the motor.  There's not enough video to tell and I haven't done a detailed analysis.  But I do know that hitting something at 50mph is generally fatal for humans, especially head first.
 
2014-06-10 04:19:47 PM  

Slaxl: buckler: Still the best elevator video I've seen all week.

I laughed at that, then felt guilty, did he die? If he did die is it still wrong to laugh? It's clearly suicide.


It was posted to me as a Darwin Award. If you gauge the time from when the elevator descends to when he enters the shaft, you can surmise it's a pretty long fall, and him under a 200-pound scooter.
 
2014-06-10 04:21:31 PM  
 
2014-06-10 04:38:20 PM  
Done in one.
 
2014-06-10 04:44:51 PM  

buckler: Slaxl: buckler: Still the best elevator video I've seen all week.

I laughed at that, then felt guilty, did he die? If he did die is it still wrong to laugh? It's clearly suicide.

It was posted to me as a Darwin Award. If you gauge the time from when the elevator descends to when he enters the shaft, you can surmise it's a pretty long fall, and him under a 200-pound scooter.


He fell 19 feet, if the Daily Mail is to be believed
 
2014-06-10 04:47:07 PM  
That reminds me that it's taco Tuesday.
 
2014-06-10 04:52:58 PM  

the_sidewinder: buckler: Slaxl: buckler: Still the best elevator video I've seen all week.

I laughed at that, then felt guilty, did he die? If he did die is it still wrong to laugh? It's clearly suicide.

It was posted to me as a Darwin Award. If you gauge the time from when the elevator descends to when he enters the shaft, you can surmise it's a pretty long fall, and him under a 200-pound scooter.

He fell 19 feet, if the Daily Mail is to be believed


Two stories sounds like it might be enough. All I have is the video, though, so what the hell do I know? *shrug*
 
2014-06-10 04:56:09 PM  

shortdarkandmeh: Wait, I've seen this one!
/It's the old woman!
//M. Night's worst movie.
///Even worse than The Happening.


It was one of the weaker Tales from the Dark side episodes.
 
2014-06-10 05:24:49 PM  

shortdarkandmeh: Wait, I've seen this one!
/It's the old woman!
//M. Night's worst movie.
///Even worse than The Happening.


Whoa, let's not say things we can't take back
 
2014-06-10 05:29:21 PM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAyqPEdBXV0

What a working elevator motor and controller look and sound like.
Notice it includes a brake.
 
2014-06-10 05:42:47 PM  
I have that DVD
 
2014-06-10 05:59:15 PM  
There is no spoon
 
2014-06-10 06:13:10 PM  
Still better than  dropping 31 floors in 15 seconds.
 
2014-06-10 07:12:28 PM  
Counterweights typically weigh the weight of the car plus half the capacity of the elevator. So, since elevators are hardly ever fully loaded, if the drivetrain fails and the brake fails to pick, the elevator will always fall up into the the overhead. Sadly, most governors only work in the down direction, even in North America, and I've only been able to get bi-directional governors starting recently.

The door thing is freaky. That would be a pretty serious installation fault.

If an elevator runs away, the best thing to do is lie on the floor, to reduce the impact when you hit the roof.
 
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