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Surviving an Elevator Fall

Producer Joe Seamans explodes a myth many people have about saving themselves by jumping up at the last second.
Publish Date: Topic: Tech + EngineeringTech & EngineeringNova
By Joe Seamans

Everybody's worst nightmare: You're riding in an elevator, and suddenly it goes into free fall. Could you save yourself by jumping up at the last second, just before the plummeting car hits bottom? Joe Seamans, producer of NOVA's "Trapped in an Elevator," tests it out.

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