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The main brakes of an elevator fail causing it to drop from the top floor

Incident Investigation

The main brakes of an elevator fail causing it to drop from the top floor

July 23, 2019

Elevating Devices

Reference Number:

II-1002604-2020 (#16989)



Location: Vancouver

Regulated industry sector: Elevating Devices

Incident overview

Brakes fail on a loaded passenger elevator causing it to drop 12 feet from the top floor before being stopped and held in place by its safeties.

 

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