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tricky_ricky_pfc Posted on 08/06/2018 16:44
Ricky's Friday Fact - this week: lifts
 
 
Did you know, worldwide, lifts travel a total of 3 billion miles each year, but despite that, there has only ever been one recorded incident of a lift in use failing and plummeting down a lift shaft. This was in 1945 when a B-25 plane crashed into the Empire State Building and severed the lift cables at the 71st floor. The lift was occupied by a lone woman who survived due to the cushioning impact of 1000ft of cable at the bottom of the lift shaft.
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Tomsk Posted on 08/06/2018 16:59

Ricky's Friday Fact - this week: lifts

 
Not true Ricky, I've been in a lift that's plummeted down the lift shaft several times, at the Hollywood Tower Hotel in Paris
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Scottsdale_Pompey Posted on 08/06/2018 16:59
Edited On: 08/06/2018 17:00
Ricky's Friday Fact - this week: lifts

 
Ricky, don't want to say you're wrong but doesn't this one count?

Learnt about this accident when I was trying to become an engineer many years ago.

Link: Pennsylvania Electrical Mechanical Institute
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yellowcheesemonkey Posted on 08/06/2018 17:02
Edited On: 08/06/2018 17:02
Ricky's Friday Fact - this week: lifts

 
Ricky [^]
That is really interesting
(and gave me somethig to google at work waiting for the clock to tick round to 5-15 [:D]

Her name was Betty Lou Oliver
She was the lift attendant

Completely mad as f**k stuff


Link: linky
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tricky_ricky_pfc Posted on 09/06/2018 22:50

Ricky's Friday Fact - this week: lifts

 
Hold on Ricky's drunk, allow one to recover ones faculties , and then one will respondeth
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TufnellChimes Posted on 09/06/2018 23:09

Ricky's Friday Fact - this week: lifts

 
C'mon Ricky, give us the facschzzz
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