Elevators are twenty times safer than escalators. There are twenty times more elevators than escalators, but only 1/3 more accidents.
Elevators are also safer than cars. An average of 26 people die in elevators each year in the U.S. There are 26 car deaths every five hours.
Most people who die in elevators are elevator technicians.
The Otis Elevator Company carry the equivalent of the world’s population in their elevators every five days.
The New York Marriott was the first to introduce a smart elevator system that assigned passengers to elevators depending on what floor they were heading to.
The myth about jumping just before impact in a falling elevator is just that — myth. You can’t jump fast enough to counteract the speed of falling. And you wouldn’t know when to jump.
Due to the laws of physics, elevators can’t be any taller than 1700 feet. Hoist ropes become too heavy after that, snapping at 3200 feet.