Irony

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Perhaps if you used the stairs, you woul.. oh never mind. FFS.

Oh – and the killer lift panic?

Health and Safety Executive figures show 266 people have been injured in elevator accidents since 2002, and four killed.

OMFG. In fact, high-rise ‘elevators’ have massive arrays of redundant cables, and are counter weighted, so even a brake failure is unlikely to be a serious problem. Decent low-rise elevators are hydraulic, lifted from below. Hydraulics routinely lift much bigger loads.

AJ

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About Al Jahom
Anti-social malcontent, misanthrope and miserable git.

4 Responses to Irony

  1. Roue le Jour says:

    I blame the movies, which always show lifts plunging to the ground when the cable is cut/breaks. complete bollocks. All lifts have a fail-safe brake that is held off by the cable tension.

  2. SaltedSlug says:

    4 deaths in 8 years. What’s the population, 70 million or so? Fucking hell, ban these deathtraps.
    If I ever win the lottery a few times (consecutively), and have to dodge meteorites and ball lightning on the way to work, I might hesitate when pressing the button for the third floor when I get there.

  3. Bucko says:

    I believe (?) that, discounting 7/7, that is more people than have been killed by terrorists.

    • Al Jahom says:

      Oh well, let’s just “discount” a bunch of exploding lunatics killing over 50 people then. LOL.

      Are you a climate scientist? :o)

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