Monday, June 09, 2008

A woman in a wheelchair falls 30 feet down a an elevator shaft

For reasons that are not clear, the woman's chair hit the closed doors of an elevator at the Claridge Tower at Balley's Casino in Atlantic City (N.J), forcing them to open. But the elevator car was not there - it had already begun its ascent - and the woman, who has not been identified, plunged some 30 feet down the shaft. Her chair landed on top of her. The woman, I've heard, is going to be ok. Let's hope that investigators are able to ascertain how this happened so as to prevent it from happening again.

Here is the full story as reported by the Associated Press.