Friday, January 23, 2004

Teen plunges to death in courthouse elevator shaft

EDMONTON - Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate the death of a 16-year-old who fell six storeys down an open elevator shaft at the Edmonton courthouse Thursday.

In the place where I work, we have a freight elevator. It is nearly 40 years old and, as elevators go, a fairly primitive beast. However, in order to tumble down its shaft, you would have to seriously vandalize the doors. Now, I've never seen the prisoner's elevator in the Edmonton courthouse (Not a word from any of you!), but I'm having a hard time believing that it is less secure than our wee freight elevator. No, I smells a big ol' rat on this one, but I'm not optimistic that we'll ever find out what really happened.

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