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Malfunctioning Elevator In Chile Rises Thirty Floors In Fifteen Seconds, Injures Passenger: VIDEO

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A Chilean man riding an out-of-control elevator sustained leg and head injuries when the mechanics malfunctioned, according to news reports, causing it to rise thirty floors in fifteen seconds before crashing into the building's roof. The elevator, located in Bustamente Community Park in Providencia, Chile was reportedly installed only eight months ago.

Check out the terrifying surveillance footage (not for the elevator-phobic), AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Gives new meaning to the phrase Going Up!
    Hope the guy is on the mend and will be okay.

    Posted by: David From Canada | Jun 11, 2014 9:47:01 PM


  2. Even more horrifying is that the doors were open. Hope the guy recovers from his injuries.

    Posted by: Ari | Jun 11, 2014 10:32:28 PM


  3. He's lucky that he was all the way in the elevator before it started moving. The door close safety was turned off, which normally can only happen when the elevator is being serviced. Looks like someone who was servicing the elevator either forgot to re-engage the safety systems, which is hard to do, or the elevator was installed by people who didn't know what they were doing. Something like this happened here in NYC a few years ago, except a passenger was stepping into the elevator when it started moving, killing her in an extremely horrific way. I'm glad this guy lived.

    Posted by: Jon | Jun 11, 2014 10:35:30 PM


  4. The elevator started moving up fast as the outside doors closed. Imagine if someone had put their foot or hand between the closing doors as it went up, thing of nightmares.

    Posted by: mike85 | Jun 11, 2014 11:53:55 PM


  5. That would scare the hell out of me.Poor guy.

    Posted by: Mikah | Jun 12, 2014 3:29:08 AM


  6. That would scare the hell out of me.Poor guy.

    Posted by: Mikah | Jun 12, 2014 3:29:18 AM


  7. That would scare the hell out of me.Poor guy.

    Posted by: Mikah | Jun 12, 2014 3:29:20 AM


  8. That would scare the hell out of me.Poor guy.

    Posted by: Mikah | Jun 12, 2014 3:29:21 AM


  9. That would scare the hell out of me.Poor guy.

    Posted by: Mikah | Jun 12, 2014 3:29:22 AM


  10. That would scare the hell out of me.Poor guy.

    Posted by: Mikah | Jun 12, 2014 3:29:22 AM


  11. A la Led Zeppelin "And I'm building an express elevator to heaven".

    Posted by: Peter-Nicholas | Jun 12, 2014 6:32:01 AM


  12. Seriously, my worst nightmare. I have nightmares all the time about elevators. I can't even watch that video.

    Posted by: johnny | Jun 12, 2014 7:15:00 AM


  13. "Come with me
    And you'll be
    In a world of
    Pure imagination"

    Posted by: crispy | Jun 12, 2014 7:47:07 AM


  14. This not comforting to watch given that I use the elevator everyday. It's a way of life for millions in NYC and there was a gruesome incident similar to this several years ago.

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Jun 12, 2014 8:49:35 AM


  15. Gotta love how even a video from Chile can spark a "I live in NYC so this affects me especially" comment. YOUR CITY IS NOT UNIQUE.

    Posted by: Robert | Jun 12, 2014 9:29:59 AM


  16. Gotta love how even a video from Chile can spark a "I live in NYC so this affects me especially" comment. YOUR CITY IS NOT UNIQUE.

    Posted by: Robert | Jun 12, 2014 9:32:51 AM


  17. Robert, didn't you know: New York is the only city outside of Chile that has elevators.

    Posted by: Joseph | Jun 12, 2014 9:49:18 AM


  18. Ha! Good catch about how New Yorkers always try to make something about their city.

    Posted by: Javier | Jun 12, 2014 9:55:14 AM


  19. Why not, NYC is the best city in the world!

    Posted by: dumbnhung | Jun 12, 2014 10:33:24 AM


  20. Please, NYC is a c*nt factory. The elevator was trying to escape the same Earth which is forced to accommodate that city.

    Posted by: Håkon | Jun 12, 2014 11:09:20 AM


  21. Oh, I detect some bitter NYC haters lol

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Jun 12, 2014 1:55:30 PM


  22. New York City rules!

    Posted by: jarago | Jun 12, 2014 6:42:45 PM


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