Do You Trust Elevators? Maybe You Shouldn't

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In 2003, surgical resident Hitoshi Nikaidoh was stepping into an elevator when the doors closed shut suddenly, pinning him by the shoulders. This didn't seem too bad until the elevator began moving upwards.

Nokaidoh, on his way to do his rounds at Christus St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, Texas, struggled in vain to free himself as the elevator moved upwards. Stuck between the vice-like doors of the elevator, he was decapitated when the elevator moved to the floor above.

This was the end of Hitoshi's troubles, but just the beginning for the woman who was already in the elevator when it stopped at the second floor. She helplessly witnessed the entire thing and was trapped for 20 minutes with the head before she could be rescued. She had to undergo psychological counseling for months after the incident.


20 minutes. Think about that. Makes walking up a flight of stairs not seem so bad, doesn't it?

This is just more proof that machines have been attacking us for quite some time now.

Machines Behaving Deadly: A week exploring the sometimes difficult relationship between man and technology.