And now I'm at work this morning, and this thing is still nagging at my brain. So research, I did! And NPR, as well as other sources, told me that jumping ain't the way to go. See the graphics below...
|Here I is, Just chilling in the elevator, Listening to some muzak (muzak is elevator music, btw)|
And then, the next thing, *snap snap snap* elevator begins to fall. What does someone do?
|Jump at the last minute?|
|Sit or squat or crouch down?|
|LIE DOWN!!! Make sure your booty's to the floor|
Now, from further research, it appears that the likelihood of an elevator free fall is VERY SMALL. Elevator accidents are more likely due to doors failing - opening before the elevator car's there and if you're not looking, you walk into open space and plunge to the bottom; or catching you halfway between floors, so you're stuck and then the elevator starts moving and crushes you.
YIKES!!! Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy am I looking up morbid stuff like this? I think I should go get a cuppa tea.
*And I'll be taking stairs for the the better part of the next week. Although I always worry I'll fall down a flight of stairs. I have a fear of falling, which is different from a fear of heights.*
:-| Sawry for the early morning randomness that is me.