Electrician killed in cruise ship elevator accident

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Neil Maley

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If this happened on land it wouldn't be a story. If the two people who were so traumatized didn't feel the need to take a video it wouldn't be news either.

As tech said, likely an inexperienced worker who may not have followed proper procedure. It's a tragedy that could happen anywhere.
 
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Man Crushed by Elevator on NYE

A 25-year-old man was crushed to death 15 minutes before midnight on New Year’s Eve when an elevator in a high-rise on the Lower East Side malfunctioned, NBC New York reported. Bronx man Stephen Hewett-Brown was trapped between the car and the shaft when the elevator started descending while he was exiting. The other two passengers tried to free him but couldn’t.

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/loca...363979221.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_NYBrand
 
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Terribly sad story, both for the man and his family and for passengers who witnessed the aftermath. Newsworthy, though? Maybe not.
I think it's very newsworthy.
So much so, that I would have posted the entire article and not limited it to a hyperlink.
Perhaps, newsworthiness is, like beauty, all in the eye of the beholder.
A case in point was the extensive coverage given to the Costa Concordia disastater on several of the Cruise Critic dot com Forums. Many posters were incensed by the high level of interest and posting and found it ghoulish. The many posters were at odds over blame and punishment.
The postings lasted for over two years.
 

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A case in point was the extensive coverage given to the Costa Concordia disastater on several of the Cruise Critic dot com Forums. Many posters were incensed by the high level of interest and posting and found it ghoulish. The many posters were at odds over blame and punishment.
The postings lasted for over two years.
Glad I wasn't on cc then. That would have driven me nuts.
 
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Maybe it's just me, but aren't these so-called news way too negative?
Elevator accidents happen everywhere and anywhere.
Is there any particular reason why they should never happen in a humongous cruise ship?
What are we trying to do here? Scare people?
 
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Maybe it's just me, but aren't these so-called news way too negative?
Elevator accidents happen everywhere and anywhere.
Is there any particular reason why they should never happen in a humongous cruise ship?
What are we trying to do here? Scare people?
Can't us "glass is half empty" folks have our fun too ? :p

This will help cheer you up. ;)



 
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