#1 Woman, wheelchair fall 30 ft in NJ elevator shaft06-08-2008, 11:21 AM
Ok...this is NOT the way to get to the Casino.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A woman in a motorized wheelchair slammed into a hotel elevator, forcing the doors to open, and then fell about 30 feet down the shaft early Saturday, a city fire official said.
It took firefighters about 45 minutes to rescue the woman at the Claridge Tower at Bally's Atlantic City. The woman, who was not identified, was "extremely fortunate" to be alive, Battalion Chief Michael Mooney said.
And it's not Florida!!!
06-08-2008, 11:24 AM
Natural selection defeated once again. Too bad.:(At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
VeprGuest06-08-2008, 01:26 PM
That must have been one kick ass motorized wheel chair to force open elevator doors. :eek:
06-08-2008, 02:32 PMThe doors closed, leaving her outside the elevator, but when her heavy motorized scooter made contact, the doors apparently opened even though the car had already ascended, Atlantic City Fire Department Battalion Chief Michael Mooney said
Sounds like there was a malfunctioning door.
Two casino workers trying to rescue the woman had the elevator doors close on them, security guards told officials.
Mooney, who did not witness the attempt, said he saw two pairs of shoes - believed to belong to the would-be rescuers - stuck in the doors above where the woman landed. Officials at the scene said the men suffered ankle injuries. They were transported to the hospital as well.
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06-08-2008, 02:53 PM
I have never been to Atlantic City but I'm guessing there are lots of video cameras. If the elevator screwed up (which sounds possible) she deserves a big settlement - and I am not very lawsuit crazy.
06-08-2008, 03:18 PM
So these doors opened by themselves? If so - she got a case. Otherwise - not so much.:(At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
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