Advice from Madison’s fire department to students at the University of Wisconsin: don’t jam elevators. That’s what some UW Madison students have been doing as a prank says Lori Wirth with Madison’s fire department. Wirth says department personnel responded to three separate calls in one evening in late October, in which students had intentionally overloaded elevators. In one case, the elevator was no longer functioning, and while no one was injured, a similar prank did prove deadly at Ohio State a several years ago, when a person was crushed while students stuffed themselves in an elevator. Wirth says overloaded elevators can also cause brake slippage.
Robin Colbert, WIBA (:40) AUDIO: Robin Colbert reports (:40 Mp3)