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Chilean man recovering from out-of-control elevator ride

Published On: Jun 10 2014 09:15:54 AM CDT
Updated On: Jun 11 2014 10:16:18 AM CDT
Out of control elevator Chile

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If this doesn't scare you into taking the stairs, nothing will.

A Chilean man was seriously injured in a freak accident recently when the elevator he was riding malfunctioned, rising 31 floors in just 15 seconds and crashing into the roof.

Surveillance video shows Jose Vergara Acevedo, 31, entering the elevator of a recently-constructed building in Providencia.

Before the doors can close, the elevator begins its wild ascent.

Acevedo frantically presses buttons on the control panels, but nothing works. There's a crash and the camera goes black.

According to Emol Chile, Acevedo suffered seriously head and leg injuries and is recovering.

Watch the video below or by clicking here:

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