How to get out alive from a falling elevator
Lift - a kind of lifting machine designed for vertical or inclined movement of goods on special platforms, moving along rigid guides.
The fall of the elevator is an emergency, involving the uncontrollable fall of the elevator down to the elevator shaft. The fall of the elevator leads to a different damage to people who were in the elevator at the time of its fall.
Unfortunately, none of us is immune from getting into an extreme situation, but in our power to know in advance how to act. It is timely and correct actions that can save lives for you and your loved ones.
Shram.kiev.ua shares with you the recommendations of scientists and engineers about what you need and what categorically you can not do if you are in a falling elevator.
Firstly, it will be hard for you to jump, while in free fall. Secondly, the jump will reduce the speed of the fall exactly as fast as it will be, and this is bad news for those who do not professionally basketball, that is, for the majority. Third, you can not predict which part of the body you will land on and what traumas it will lead to. The guys on the channel Discovery have long proven that it can not be done, in this video .
Also not the best option, because during the fall on your feet will collapse mass, 10 times the mass of your body. This can lead to very serious injuries.
As soon as you feel that the elevator is falling, immediately lie on your back on the floor of the elevator. In this position, the impact force will be evenly distributed over the entire area of your body.
Then it is necessary to sit on the floor - in this position the load on the skeleton will be less than in the standing position. If the seats in the elevator is very small, then bend your knees - this will also help reduce the impact force.
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