Tue. Jan 28th, 2020

In Chicago, a passenger elevator collapsed from the 95th floor of a skyscraper

In Chicago, passengers miraculously survived the fall of an elevator in one of the skyscrapers. According to NBC Chicago, the cabin flew over 80 floors before slowing down and stopping.

The incident occurred in a 100-story building, known as the center of John Hancock – the fourth tallest in the city. According to firefighters, the cause of the accident was a broken cable.

After the elevator stopped on the 11th floor, five passengers, including a pregnant woman, spent about three hours there until the rescuers pulled them outside. For this, part of the wall had to be dismantled, because otherwise firefighters would have to go down the ropes of 97 floors, and then in the same way lift the rescued. None of the passengers were injured as a result of the incident.

“At first, I thought we would die. We went down, and then I felt that we were falling, and then I heard a knock and a pop,” said one of them, adding how grateful to the rescuers.

Ironically, the building is equipped with a system that allows you to unlock any doors to the stairs, but to rescue stuck in an elevator, we had to call firefighters.