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Tropicana AC Elevator Plunges From 34th Floor

By Chuckmonster on Tuesday, 22nd April 2008 4:26pm
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Something to think about next time you find your self about to be crammed into an elevator in Vegas.

Jackie Dufner, 21, who was visiting from Monroe Township, Middlesex County, said she and a few friends had just gotten on the elevator at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday when "the doors shut and we fell."

She estimated there were about 15 people in the elevator when she and about five friends from a larger group got on at the 34th floor of the hotel's West Tower. "We all flew up in the air and banged down really hard to the ground," Dufner recalled.

She ended up with a sprained left ankle. Another girl broke her leg, Dufner said.

According to the Otis, the max capacity is 12 people, in the case that the car is overloaded, it goes into 'safety mode' and plunges to the bottom. Surveillance tape shows 20 people in the elevator that day.

Maybe 'safety mode' isn't the right word for it.



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I don't think the word "plunges" should be used in any statement describing a safety feature.
I wonder if anyone receive a comp for free replacement underwear?



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