Stuck in an elevator for 41 hours

A crazy story: Nicholas White took a smoke break and got stuck in the elevator. Only after 41 hours he was rescued. This video shows a timelapse of surveillance cameras footage.

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+8 1. croclacrimae commented 11 years ago

wow, poor guy :) Think I'd go insane in situation like that one
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+15 2. regata4 commented 11 years ago

ahhhh..... i got stuck in elevator once and only for half an hour.... and that was dreadful... but 40 hours.... can't believe it... the guy is real tough guy ...
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+1 3. tindala commented 11 years ago

horrible and symbolic at the same time.And so the life goes on my friends.
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+4 4. czarnian commented 11 years ago

...what happen if I wanna pee? or take a shit?

my gawd....poor guy...
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+3 5. NucleoVega commented 11 years ago

the lesson: don't smoke. lol not really. but damn, that really must've sucked. i would've gone apeshit and climbed up the shaft above the car...
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+2 6. NucleoVega commented 11 years ago

holy crap, you guys should read the article about this guy. this incident ruined hit life :O
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+1 7. ChinKuan commented 11 years ago

:O The night shift security guys must've been having a day off/sleeping.
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+1 8. cannnobaL commented 11 years ago

While I was just a boy, I remember my mom going to Norway, Oslo University to study for her degree.

When she came back she later told us all kinds of storys about the culture and surrounding, and there was this one - about a woman janitor, who got stuck in some high school lift for a week or so, and she only managed to survive by drinking dirty water from a bucket, with witch she previously happened to be cleaning floor.

A WEEK.
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+1 9. spook24 commented 11 years ago

i didn't read it all but --

"He lost his apartment, spent all his money, and searched, mostly in vain, for paying work. He is currently unemployed."

and the co-workers didnt even care that he was gone. some 'friends' they came out to be.
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0 10. Siruss commented 11 years ago

Where is the PHONE ? Isnt there a phone in the elevator panel? :O :O :O :O
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-1 11. gregf commented 11 years ago

Erm, yeah what about the emergency phone? If that does not make him quit smoking he has no hope and should just kill himself.
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0 12. Pathos311 commented 11 years ago

I have to assume that he would open the elevator door up and piss on wall that at least I would do that.
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+1 13. BombDiggady commented 11 years ago

I never liked elevators, but I never imagined something like this happening.
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+2 14. Squeeb commented 11 years ago

White never went back to work at the magazine. Caught up in media attention (which he shunned but thrilled to), prodded by friends, and perhaps provoked by overly solicitous overtures from McGraw-Hill, White fell under the sway of renown and grievance, and then that of the legal establishment. He got a lawyer, and came to believe that returning to work might signal a degree of mental fitness detrimental to litigation. Instead, he spent eight weeks in Anguilla. Eventually, Business Week had to let him go. The lawsuit he filed, for twenty-five million dollars, against the building's management and the elevator-maintenance company, took four years. They settled for an amount that White is not allowed to disclose, but he will not contest that it was a low number, hardly six figures. He never learned why the elevator stopped; there was talk of a power dip, but nothing definite. Meanwhile, White no longer had his job, which he'd held for fifteen years, and lost all contact with his former colleagues. He lost his apartment, spent all his money, and searched, mostly in vain, for paying work. He is currently unemployed.
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0 15. Noobeater commented 11 years ago

This is why I always keep a loaded 357 magnum in the small of my back. So that if I get caught in an enclosed room for more than three hours I can blow my brains out.
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0 16. Unreadable commented 11 years ago

The article about this is really long but well worth reading; the writer gets amount out of 'guy gets stuck in lift. gets released.'

Any Houdinis out there? What about breaking the mirror, or one of the lights, then using the fragments to unscrew the hand-rail. Then, holding his shirt that he's pissed on against the wall until the bricks - which surely on an interior wall of a building of that size would be breeze blocks or equivalent - he could dampen them until he was able to chip and smash his way out, or at least make a hole that he could draw attention through. W.W.(Andy Dufresne)D?
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0 17. idfucktink commented 11 years ago

holy crap this is crazy...
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+6 18. cannnobaL commented 11 years ago

#15, if you try blowing your brain out with a magnum in a such an enclosed area, you might lose your hearing. :|
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+2 19. bajmoe commented 11 years ago

for years now i have been trying to get toilets installed in lift's, now they might just listen to me
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0 20. BloodyWolf commented 11 years ago

That sucks... I don't know what i would do in that situation...
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+1 21. Noobeater commented 11 years ago

Its kinda weird though, You see halfway thru that someone is doing service on all the other elevators but they skip the one he's in. What bastards.
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0 22. BOGZILLA commented 11 years ago

Hey does anyone know the name of the song played? I wanna learn to play this on the piano.
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0 23. cpuomega5 commented 11 years ago

One good reason to carry a Iphone, sony pocket, and notebook everywhere. If I had internet, a notebook, good food and drink, 41 hours would be 41 minutes for me. A nice woman would help too.
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0 24. poobaire commented 11 years ago

quote spook24:

"and the co-workers didnt even care that he was gone. some 'friends' they came out to be."

You're a fucking idiot, and apparently a communist. If you care about your friends, then you're a communist. That's America

P.S. You know im just kidding about the fucking idiot thing.
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-3 25. Siruss commented 11 years ago

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0 26. bobbyt2012 commented 11 years ago

He actually opens the door and pees down the elevator shaft hoping that someone will wonder why the elevator is leaking. He eventually gets fired from the job because his sues for 25 million dollars. They settle for less than six figures.
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0 27. Verkins commented 11 years ago

#16: "Any Houdinis out there? What about breaking the mirror, or one of the lights, then using the fragments to unscrew the hand-rail. Then, holding his shirt that he's pissed on against the wall until the bricks - which surely on an interior wall of a building of that size would be breeze blocks or equivalent - he could dampen them until he was able to chip and smash his way out, or at least make a hole that he could draw attention through. W.W.(Andy Dufresne)D?"

There's no need for that, movies told me that there's always some sort of Deus Ex Machina in Amaerica for all situation.
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+1 28. lordstarkey commented 11 years ago

Being stuck in the lift for 41 hours while undoubtedly a harrowing experience did not ruin his life, i think that the jackass lawyer telling him he was gonna get $25 million and after 4 years getting nothing remotely like, it was the real kick in the ball bag that did.
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0 29. revilowo commented 11 years ago

OMG I whould have killed my selv after 1 hour! :O
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+1 30. southernfried commented 11 years ago

Unfortunately for him he suffered a traumatic experience. Anytime you want to do harm to yourself it is a malfunction of the brain, which a lot of people never recover from, in this case caused by isolation. He should have gotten the 25 million, because, through someones negligence, he will never be the same again.
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0 31. Hellion1982 commented 9 years ago

#23 And the Interweb would have a new voyeur pr0n clip.