Getting Hurt in an Elevator – Common Injuries
Common InjuriesDespite being relatively safe, elevators pose many risks as well. Power failures, skipped service appointments, damaged cables, sudden stops, and other faulty functions can all contribute to or cause elevator accidents. The most common injuries resulting from elevator accidents include:
- Broken bones and severed or crushed limbs from elevator doors unexpectedly closing.
- Head or limb injuries due to sudden or unexpected elevator movements.
- Head, neck, or back injuries due to sudden jolts or stops.
- Bruises, cuts, or fractured bones due to slip and fall accidents while entering or exiting the elevator.
- Spinal injuries or paralysis, resulting from accidents in overcrowded elevators.
- Burn injuries or death from faulty electrical circuits.