Attention is being drawn to yet another elevator accident, this time occurring inside the Tampa International Airport. The fatal accident consisted of a man entering an elevator, only to find that the elevator was actually stuck on a lower floor. He fell into the elevator shaft and down onto the top of the elevator. He died there.
The man apparently had to force open the doors to the elevator shaft before he could step into it. An investigation into the accident revealed that there was a broken lock on those doors. Had the lock been operational, the man would not have been able to access the empty elevator shaft. After the accident, the State of Florida said that the state of the lock created a situation so dangerous that the threat of an accident was imminent.