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June 09, 2014

Video: Elevator flies 30 floors in 15 seconds, man injured

It crashed into the roof of the building, and the man suffered head and leg injuries

By EMS1 Staff

Providencia, Chile — A man was seriously injured Friday when a malfunctioning elevator rose more than 30 floors in 15 seconds.

The surveillance video shows José Vergara Acevedo, 31, entering the elevator on the first floor of a building at Bustamante Community Park in Providencia, Fox News reports. 

He is shown desperately pushing buttons to try to stop it, before it slams into the building’s roof. The elevator remained at the top floor, and responders rescued him. He suffered head and leg injuries, and is in stable condition 

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