Photo: Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times

This is incredibly sad and horrifying. A 41-year-old woman named Suzanne Hart was crushed to death by an elevator shaft after it shot up suddenly while she was half-way into the elevator car. The details are pretty horrific and to believe that there were two people inside the elevator car who witnessed it all and were not freed for about an hour after the accident makes things just worse.

Man, this is seriously one of my biggest fears surrounding elevators.