Six people trapped in an elevator that fell 84 floors

23 days ago

Six people were trapped for three hours in an elevator that fell 84 floors, before being rescued by the Chicago Fire Department.

Chicago's famed Hancock building, considered the twelfth tallest building in the world, was the destination the six passengers came from out of the town to visit. They were leaving the dinning room on the 95th floor when they stepped into an express elevator. Two cables had snapped and they fell.

The express elevators travel between floors in a shaft constructed without openings in between. According to the Battalion Cheif Patrick Maloney the situation was pretty precarious: " the cables that were broke were on top" he said ", they broke through a brick wall on the 11th floor to open the doors. The six people were unharmed and thankfull for the rescue.