Plunging lift research- full credit given upon publication : LUSENET : Elevator Problem Discussion : One Thread

Hi i'm writing a book and one of the characters is in a lift when it begins to plunge. I'm researching for technical explaination for this so that I can finish the chapter. Answers to following would be great; *In an old 10 story office building, what could make lift plunge *What could make lift plunge only 4 floors and then stop but still be at risk of plunging to bottom *How would people be rescued if lift stops between floors and doors wont open.(The riskier the rescue the better the chapter) hope you can help

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