There have been few injuries in S.C. elevators in recent years, said Duane Scott, administrator for the Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation's office of elevator inspections.He
said it is nearly impossible for elevators to fall because of devices on them called governors that stop the elevator if it starts to fall.
Elevators are inspected annually.Scott
said inspectors check things such as governor speed, door speed, emergency telephones, control room security and door locks.
For an elevator to fall fast enough to seriously injure someone would be unlikely, he
"It is very uncommon.We have very [few] accidents that have been reported to us," Scott