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Monday, January 30, 2006

 

‘A lot of people were screaming’

‘A routine trip down the elevator to a parking garage that would have started the weekend instead turned into a terrifying ordeal for five people when their elevator plunged five levels and hit the bottom floor. [..]

The three men and two women inside the hydraulic elevator were taken to nearby Mount Sinai Hospital and St. Michael’s Hospital with serious compression fractures and broken legs and ankles, emergency officials said.

Emergency crews arrived at the 14-storey building about three minutes after the first call. But they had to frantically run underground to the elevator, which had stopped at the fifth and lowest level below the lobby, because ambulance and fire trucks could not go down the ramp to the garage.’




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