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3 days ago  
Stairs are good and good for you
 
3 days ago  
That site keeps killing my chrome. But suspect, it's skynet that is jacking with me preventing me from knowing it took yet an other Conner.
 
3 days ago  
The article isn't very clear--WTF happened? It kind of sounds like she was halfway through the door and the elevator dropped.
 
3 days ago  
Was a creepy little girl in a red dress involved?
 
3 days ago  
"According to O'Connor's biography on the university's website, she has taught 'a wide range of courses throughout her career, including French language, French for Business, Conversational French, French literature in translation"

How is that a wide range? I once had a prof teacher who quit to teach law.
 
3 days ago  
"O'Connor was loading box in elevator when it suddenly dropped between floors"

hopefully the plumbing got fixed first
 
3 days ago  
Made for a hockey thread but it works here too...

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3 days ago  
That's an old elevator, if the user closes the doors manually. I don't think I have ever encountered one, and I'm like 100.
 
3 days ago  

JerkStore: The article isn't very clear--WTF happened? It kind of sounds like she was halfway through the door and the elevator dropped.


Correct -- they kind of made it confusing by saying it was 'overloaded' at one point.  The elevator was not like the kind you find in modern office buildings, etc. where the doors and car are part of one automatic system.  This was one of the ones you'd see in old movies where the car arrives and you have to manually open the sliding door and grate yourself, and then close them again once you're inside before the car should operate.  Freight elevators still use that system some places.

Anyhow, no one in the article actually knew what happened, but at least one person was theorizing that whatever 'door closed' sensor the car has was fooled by the package she was pushing or pulling into the car.  If it is like any of the other old elevators I've been in in Boston, it was probably tiny -- like a two person, three if you're packed in, elevator.  At least for her sake the cause of death was given as asphyxia, which implies she wasn't bifurcated between the car and the floor it left.
 
3 days ago  
I am torn in two on this. Part of me wants to express sympathy, and the other wants to crack a joke.
 
3 days ago  
Although it was probably more like this than Roslyn.

Six Feet Under - The elevator tore him in half
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3 days ago  
This is why we need to bring back elevator operators. They've been out of work for too long.
 
3 days ago  

Mock26: I am torn in two on this. Part of me wants to express sympathy, and the other wants to crack a joke.


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3 days ago  

phishrace: This is why we need to bring back elevator operators. They've been out of work for too long.


I knew one in the late 1990s. Very odd fellow.
 
3 days ago  

Recoil Therapy: Although it was probably more like this than Roslyn.

[YouTube video: Six Feet Under - The elevator tore him in half]


I do loved this show.
It's so annoying that over time they did less Deaths. That was what I loved. Same thing happened with Dead Like Me.
OMG the gremlin things hehehehe.
 
3 days ago  
Gravity. Good to the last drop.
 
3 days ago  
Woah. That'll leave a mark
 
3 days ago  
A couple of people speculate that the package she was carrying was too heavy and tripped the sensors, but is this really likely? She appears to be thin. Whatever she was carrying couldn't have weighed that much, since she was moving it. If a person who weighed 300 pounds got on the elevator, would that have also tripped the sensors? Not likely, and in either event it would mean the elevator malfunctioned.
 
3 days ago  
Sheesh, don't they have elevator inspections out there?
 
3 days ago  
 
3 days ago  
Don't need much in the way of clean-up:

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/window seat, please
 
3 days ago  

Mycroft_Holmes_IV: Sheesh, don't they have elevator inspections out there?


Don't worry the market will push out people who don't bother to keep their elevators functioning correctly 🙄
 
3 days ago  

mcmnky: "According to O'Connor's biography on the university's website, she has taught 'a wide range of courses throughout her career, including French language, French for Business, Conversational French, French literature in translation"

How is that a wide range? I once had a prof teacher who quit to teach law.


That should be calculus prof or calc teacher.

And that's with a preview!
 
3 days ago  
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Sheesh!  Couldn't they have waited a little while before putting the For Rent sign up!
 
3 days ago  
See you at the party, Richter !
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3 days ago  
Sounds like the elevator was older than dirt.
 
3 days ago  

phishrace: This is why we need to bring back elevator operators. They've been out of work for too long.


They still exist.
 
3 days ago  

Mycroft_Holmes_IV: Sheesh, don't they have elevator inspections out there?


Sheesh, don't people read the article anymore?
 
3 days ago  
Yeah I've seen some crazy shiat with elevators.

CSB:  Many decades ago I worked security at a tourist attraction that is little more than a very tall building with observation decks and a restaurant on an upper floor.  The prep-kitchen is in the basement near the security desk and the staff elevator is right next to the desk.  One shift my boss and I were sitting at the desk and a kitchen staff member came out with a cart of food.  Pressed the button for the elevator, doors opened, she wheeled the cart onto the elevator and as she was stepping in the elevator car took off with the doors open.  Luckily she jumped back and landed safely on the floor.  The doors closed after the elevator was already on it's way up.   I refused to use that elevator for months afterwards.
 
3 days ago  
I lived in a place like this, the elevators are the old type with grating... They were sketchy as hell and I did as a matter of fact get stuck between floors once and had to mess with the door to get it working (lucky I didn't have to call someone or didn't get hurt). They are old and crappy and I did indeed take the stairs 80-90% of the time, but living on the 6th floor... I was 20 so who cares but few people really relish 6 flights of stairs, and certainly not with a package.

It sucks and those type of elevators should all be replaced, but $$$.
 
3 days ago  

New Rising Sun: JerkStore: The article isn't very clear--WTF happened? It kind of sounds like she was halfway through the door and the elevator dropped.

Correct -- they kind of made it confusing by saying it was 'overloaded' at one point.  The elevator was not like the kind you find in modern office buildings, etc. where the doors and car are part of one automatic system.  This was one of the ones you'd see in old movies where the car arrives and you have to manually open the sliding door and grate yourself, and then close them again once you're inside before the car should operate.  Freight elevators still use that system some places.

Anyhow, no one in the article actually knew what happened, but at least one person was theorizing that whatever 'door closed' sensor the car has was fooled by the package she was pushing or pulling into the car.  If it is like any of the other old elevators I've been in in Boston, it was probably tiny -- like a two person, three if you're packed in, elevator.  At least for her sake the cause of death was given as asphyxia, which implies she wasn't bifurcated between the car and the floor it left.


I don't bifurcation may be a better quicker death?

Suffocation can take some time, in the meantime she's stuck between 2 floors slow being deprived of oxygen.
 
3 days ago  

kb7rky: Don't need much in the way of clean-up:

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/window seat, please


Good, but you forgot bleach.  Blood is a biohazzard.
 
3 days ago  

goatharper: That's an old elevator, if the user closes the doors manually. I don't think I have ever encountered one, and I'm like 100.


I encountered one in the late 90s in Chicago. I had just moved to the city, and some friends road tripped there, thinking they could crash with me, but that wasn't possible. We went around looking for hotels, and not knowing that it was more res than trans, we walked into Hotel Tokyo. The elevator was manual, with the accordion grate on the car. You could have easily lost a hand by sticking it through the grate while the car was moving. The room we looked at would have skeeved out the set designers for Barton Fink. I'm not saying someone had been recently murdered there, because it could have bern multiple people. Anyway, I think they left town and found a hotel in Wisconsin or something. Turns out it was the weekend of the marathon. Not a lot of hotel rooms to be found.
 
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3 days ago  

dkulprit: New Rising Sun: JerkStore: The article isn't very clear--WTF happened? It kind of sounds like she was halfway through the door and the elevator dropped.

Correct -- they kind of made it confusing by saying it was 'overloaded' at one point.  The elevator was not like the kind you find in modern office buildings, etc. where the doors and car are part of one automatic system.  This was one of the ones you'd see in old movies where the car arrives and you have to manually open the sliding door and grate yourself, and then close them again once you're inside before the car should operate.  Freight elevators still use that system some places.

Anyhow, no one in the article actually knew what happened, but at least one person was theorizing that whatever 'door closed' sensor the car has was fooled by the package she was pushing or pulling into the car.  If it is like any of the other old elevators I've been in in Boston, it was probably tiny -- like a two person, three if you're packed in, elevator.  At least for her sake the cause of death was given as asphyxia, which implies she wasn't bifurcated between the car and the floor it left.

I don't bifurcation may be a better quicker death?

Suffocation can take some time, in the meantime she's stuck between 2 floors slow being deprived of oxygen.


Yeah, I think i would prefer bifurcation. Asphyxiation implies that she was stuck and pressed hard enough that she couldn't breathe. That would take several minutes. Bifurcation would likely result in massive blood loss and quick unconsciousness.

Of course, the worst-case scenario is being pinned in such a way that you're essentially cut in half, but the pressure is keeping you from bleeding out until you're freed...
 
3 days ago  
 
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3 days ago  
No wonder Trump takes the escalator. Smart guy.
 
3 days ago  

Jgok: dkulprit: New Rising Sun: JerkStore: The article isn't very clear--WTF happened? It kind of sounds like she was halfway through the door and the elevator dropped.

Correct -- they kind of made it confusing by saying it was 'overloaded' at one point.  The elevator was not like the kind you find in modern office buildings, etc. where the doors and car are part of one automatic system.  This was one of the ones you'd see in old movies where the car arrives and you have to manually open the sliding door and grate yourself, and then close them again once you're inside before the car should operate.  Freight elevators still use that system some places.

Anyhow, no one in the article actually knew what happened, but at least one person was theorizing that whatever 'door closed' sensor the car has was fooled by the package she was pushing or pulling into the car.  If it is like any of the other old elevators I've been in in Boston, it was probably tiny -- like a two person, three if you're packed in, elevator.  At least for her sake the cause of death was given as asphyxia, which implies she wasn't bifurcated between the car and the floor it left.

I don't bifurcation may be a better quicker death?

Suffocation can take some time, in the meantime she's stuck between 2 floors slow being deprived of oxygen.

Yeah, I think i would prefer bifurcation. Asphyxiation implies that she was stuck and pressed hard enough that she couldn't breathe. That would take several minutes. Bifurcation would likely result in massive blood loss and quick unconsciousness.

Of course, the worst-case scenario is being pinned in such a way that you're essentially cut in half, but the pressure is keeping you from bleeding out until you're freed...


I'm not one to be that scared of death per se, but this is really not a way I'd like to pass.
 
3 days ago  
The lack of Keanu Reeves memes in this thread is very loud.

/pop quiz hot shot
 
3 days ago  

goatharper: That's an old elevator, if the user closes the doors manually. I don't think I have ever encountered one, and I'm like 100.


Geez, I'm only 64 and I clearly remember manual elevators. I worked in a building with one, operated by a superannuated employee of the company it served.
 
3 days ago  

Jesus McSordid: goatharper: That's an old elevator, if the user closes the doors manually. I don't think I have ever encountered one, and I'm like 100.

Geez, I'm only 64 and I clearly remember manual elevators. I worked in a building with one, operated by a superannuated employee of the company it served.


My brother used to work in a building with a manual elevator, and the operator was blind. That man was amazing, always hitting his mark within half an inch.
 
3 days ago  
So did the elevator try to bisect her or what? What a stupid piece of shiat article that's twenty paragraphs but is as vague as possible on how the woman was actually killed. Jeez.
 
3 days ago  

joaquin closet: No wonder Trump takes the escalator. Smart guy.


Until one of his oversized pant legs gets caught in it, then it'll be a bad day for everyone in sight.
 
3 days ago  

Jgok: dkulprit: New Rising Sun: JerkStore: The article isn't very clear--WTF happened? It kind of sounds like she was halfway through the door and the elevator dropped.

Correct -- they kind of made it confusing by saying it was 'overloaded' at one point.  The elevator was not like the kind you find in modern office buildings, etc. where the doors and car are part of one automatic system.  This was one of the ones you'd see in old movies where the car arrives and you have to manually open the sliding door and grate yourself, and then close them again once you're inside before the car should operate.  Freight elevators still use that system some places.

Anyhow, no one in the article actually knew what happened, but at least one person was theorizing that whatever 'door closed' sensor the car has was fooled by the package she was pushing or pulling into the car.  If it is like any of the other old elevators I've been in in Boston, it was probably tiny -- like a two person, three if you're packed in, elevator.  At least for her sake the cause of death was given as asphyxia, which implies she wasn't bifurcated between the car and the floor it left.

I don't bifurcation may be a better quicker death?

Suffocation can take some time, in the meantime she's stuck between 2 floors slow being deprived of oxygen.

Yeah, I think i would prefer bifurcation. Asphyxiation implies that she was stuck and pressed hard enough that she couldn't breathe. That would take several minutes. Bifurcation would likely result in massive blood loss and quick unconsciousness.

Of course, the worst-case scenario is being pinned in such a way that you're essentially cut in half, but the pressure is keeping you from bleeding out until you're freed...


Dear god. That last scenario is particularly awful.
 
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2 days ago  

jackandwater: kb7rky: Don't need much in the way of clean-up:

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[assets.fishersci.com image 650x346]

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/window seat, please

Good, but you forgot bleach.  Blood is a biohazzard.


...fark, i knew I forgot something...
 
2 days ago  

philodough: Jgok: dkulprit: New Rising Sun: JerkStore: The article isn't very clear--WTF happened? It kind of sounds like she was halfway through the door and the elevator dropped.

Correct -- they kind of made it confusing by saying it was 'overloaded' at one point.  The elevator was not like the kind you find in modern office buildings, etc. where the doors and car are part of one automatic system.  This was one of the ones you'd see in old movies where the car arrives and you have to manually open the sliding door and grate yourself, and then close them again once you're inside before the car should operate.  Freight elevators still use that system some places.

Anyhow, no one in the article actually knew what happened, but at least one person was theorizing that whatever 'door closed' sensor the car has was fooled by the package she was pushing or pulling into the car.  If it is like any of the other old elevators I've been in in Boston, it was probably tiny -- like a two person, three if you're packed in, elevator.  At least for her sake the cause of death was given as asphyxia, which implies she wasn't bifurcated between the car and the floor it left.

I don't bifurcation may be a better quicker death?

Suffocation can take some time, in the meantime she's stuck between 2 floors slow being deprived of oxygen.

Yeah, I think i would prefer bifurcation. Asphyxiation implies that she was stuck and pressed hard enough that she couldn't breathe. That would take several minutes. Bifurcation would likely result in massive blood loss and quick unconsciousness.

Of course, the worst-case scenario is being pinned in such a way that you're essentially cut in half, but the pressure is keeping you from bleeding out until you're freed...

Dear god. That last scenario is particularly awful.


Happened to one of my Dad's high school friends in a car accident. They were driving way too fast  down a single-lane holler road and came up on another car. Their car flipped, the guy got ejected and ended up pinned against a rock wall.

Dad said he was talking and mostly lucid for a good while, then some guys in a pickup stopped to help and they pulled the car away. Bled out in less than a minute after that.

That was his "wear your damn seatbelt, son" lesson. Also his "don't drive like a teenage dumbass" lesson.
 
2 days ago  

Ny-QuilDriver: [Fark user image 425x283]
Sheesh!  Couldn't they have waited a little while before putting the For Rent sign up!


Huh. When I googled the address (I wanted to see what it looked like- I love older/city architecture) Zillow said there were no vacancies.

And my first thought was "Give it a few days."
 
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