I am now afraid of Elevators!

@LeaPea2417 (22392)
Toccoa, Georgia
August 23, 2017 12:39pm CST
I have always been a little afraid of elevators because you hear the stories of people getting trapped in them when one malfunctions and that thought scares me a lot. But, two or three days ago, I read the most devastating news story that makes me not want to ride one again! What happened , will involve a HUGE lawsuit, I am thinking. A 30 something woman, who had a husband and two young kids, had just given birth to her third child through a Cesarean Section. She was being rolled in her hospital cot from the delivery room to her hospital room. When she and the hospital attendant, rolled into the elevator, something happened right then. She was part way in the elevator, when it started to go up, and according to the article, it chopped her in half !!! Can you believe she lost her life like that? That poor woman and her poor surviving family. I just can't imagine! I have always wanted to visit two different sky scrapers which would involve me riding an elevator. If I get the opportunity to do so, I will do it reluctantly. If I am visiting a place with 7 or 8 floors and I need to go to one of those floors, I am going to find the stairs. Taking the stairs would be safer I think and it would give me more exercise in the long run.
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@TheSojourner (17298)
• United States
23 Aug 17
This is horrible.
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@LeaPea2417 (22392)
• Toccoa, Georgia
23 Aug 17
It really scared me when I read it.
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• United States
23 Aug 17
@LeaPea2417 I can imagine!
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@Marty1 (36847)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
23 Aug 17
I don't like elevators but ride them as I am afraid more of escalators. I try the stairs some of the time! But will go on elevators reluctantly as i am getting used to them as i go to the doctor every two weeks for an injection so I take the elevator instead of steps as i do not do steps well as i always trip on them
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@LeaPea2417 (22392)
• Toccoa, Georgia
23 Aug 17
I understand how you feel. My parents , both have weaker knees and have to ride elevators. I am praying as I get older, that my knees will stay strong so I can always walk places.
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@Marty1 (36847)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
23 Aug 17
@LeaPea2417 I hope so too about your knees. Some of them I am leery about, but still, I will use them.
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• United States
23 Aug 17
Oh dear this is absolutely horrific Anne.
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@LeaPea2417 (22392)
• Toccoa, Georgia
23 Aug 17
It has been haunting me for days since I read it. I am praying for the family.
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• United States
23 Aug 17
@LeaPea2417 Yes these types of articles can indeed haunt you Anne.
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@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
23 Aug 17
I heard of that story, very sad. In hospitals, most of the time, you can't avoid elevators, so it's a complex situation. I try to avoid elevators, especially when I'm alone, I prefer the stairs and it takes less time. I'm no professional athlete, but here buildings usually have few floors.
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@LeaPea2417 (22392)
• Toccoa, Georgia
23 Aug 17
That is true about hospitals and transporting patients, but if I visit one with many floors, I will find the stairs.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
23 Aug 17
I almost got trapped in one and I have avoided them since. I climbed 7 flights of stairs already. That is an awful story - like something from a horror movie.
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@LeaPea2417 (22392)
• Toccoa, Georgia
23 Aug 17
Thank goodness, you didn't get trapped. And yes, it is like a horror movie
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
23 Aug 17
That's really sad and scary...
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@LeaPea2417 (22392)
• Toccoa, Georgia
23 Aug 17
Yes, such a freak accident
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@Tracy04 (10815)
• Malaysia
26 Aug 17
My hostel is at first floor and although we have elevators, I tend to use stairs for exercise. Roommates all used elevators, but I wanted to exercise. That story fears me
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@LeaPea2417 (22392)
• Toccoa, Georgia
26 Aug 17
That is good you are using the stairs for exercise.
@Tracy04 (10815)
• Malaysia
27 Aug 17
@LeaPea2417 Those who realize the importance of exercise will use every platform to exercise, including staircase
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@LeaPea2417 (22392)
• Toccoa, Georgia
27 Aug 17
@Tracy04 I totally agree.
@DianneN (87634)
• United States
24 Aug 17
Omg! How devastating!!!' I can't imagine how that happened.
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@LeaPea2417 (22392)
• Toccoa, Georgia
24 Aug 17
Some mechanical issue. I am sure the hospital will be faced with a lawsuit.
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@DianneN (87634)
• United States
24 Aug 17
@LeaPea2417 I'm sure! That poor woman and family!!!!!
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@alexjessi (1253)
• Vietnam
24 Aug 17
Then take the stairs like me. Slightly tired but can lose weight
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@LeaPea2417 (22392)
• Toccoa, Georgia
24 Aug 17
Yes, that is what I plan on doing.
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• United States
23 Aug 17
Where did you read that? I usually find all the odd stories and haven't seen that. I don't care for elavators,..the worst for me was the exprpess elevator from the ground to the top of the Pru (Prudential Building in Boston) - I literally felt like I was in a rocket... Going down was just as fast.
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@LeaPea2417 (22392)
• Toccoa, Georgia
24 Aug 17
I first read it on Yahoo, then it was on Fox News.
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23 Aug 17
Ouch...
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@LeaPea2417 (22392)
• Toccoa, Georgia
24 Aug 17
I agree, it really upset me when I first read it.
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@nanette64 (18081)
• Fairfield, Texas
24 Aug 17
Me and elevators are not friends either @LeaPea2417 . I don't like heights period and always take the stairs. Yeah, I'd be suing if I was that husband.
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@dodo19 (33989)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
24 Aug 17
That is horrible! I've never minded elevators, but now I may just get nervous around them. I may just think twice about getting onto an elevator.
@Raelove (17657)
• Saco, Maine
24 Aug 17
I've very claustrophobic, so getting trapped on an elevator would NOT be a good thing for me. I read this news story, too, and it gave me pause.