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Elderly couple dies while trapped in home elevator

There are 20 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Jul 16, 2010, titled Elderly couple dies while trapped in home elevator. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - When the elevator in their home got stuck between floors, Sherwood and Caroline Wadsworth found themselves trapped with no way to call for help as temperatures rose into the 90s in the closet-sized lift until they finally died from heat exhaustion.

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Socal77

Torrance, CA

#1 Jul 16, 2010
I thought elevators are supposed to have a emergency call button specifically for these types of events. Here in LA, you get a yearly review by the city to make sure of this and about 100 other safety issues are there before they sign off on it. Public or personal doesn't matter you still would need a permit.
pedro sanchez

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Jul 16, 2010
This is a teribble story, Sorry my Anglo friends but when you peeps get old, your kids don't want anything to do with you . not even a visit or call. when are parents get old we call or visit every day if not, we move them back with us. because we show apreciation and love.

Vaya con Dios amigos!
PMartinez

Houston, TX

#3 Jul 16, 2010
I don't understand that their son hadn't talked to them in 4 days I talk to my parents everyday they live in California and I live in Nevada they are 91 and 92 not everyone is like me but it sounds like you are their only child so all the more reason to call everyday if not you then your wife just even to say Hi just checking on you, and the neighbor that left the watermelon thank God for the newspaper person...may they rest in peace God Bless
Bob from Torrance

Manhattan Beach, CA

#4 Jul 16, 2010
60 years of marriage and died together.... if it were not for a tragic death, it would have been a great story.

RIP Sherwood and Caroline.
Torrance Resident

Redondo Beach, CA

#6 Jul 16, 2010
Kudos to the paper carrier. It's great to see there are still people out there that care.
SoBay Spartan

Valencia, CA

#7 Jul 16, 2010
pedro sanchez wrote:
This is a teribble story, Sorry my Anglo friends but when you peeps get old, your kids don't want anything to do with you . not even a visit or call. when are parents get old we call or visit every day if not, we move them back with us. because we show apreciation and love.
Vaya con Dios amigos!
You're incorrect (as usual). I spoke to my mother yesterday and the day before. I will speak to her this evening as well. Don't be disprespectful. Your parents wouldn't like it.
Bummer

Long Beach, CA

#8 Jul 16, 2010
RIP
Mary

Redondo Beach, CA

#10 Jul 16, 2010
How racist. I'm white and my father in law lived with my family until he passed away. My mom lives with my brother and my dad lives with my sister. Your stereotype is false.
pedro sanchez wrote:
This is a teribble story, Sorry my Anglo friends but when you peeps get old, your kids don't want anything to do with you . not even a visit or call. when are parents get old we call or visit every day if not, we move them back with us. because we show apreciation and love.
Vaya con Dios amigos!
InLaborNow

United States

#11 Jul 16, 2010
I bet a lawyer is sniffing around to see if he can file a lawsuit against the installer, manufacturer, etc.
Cant Wait

Olive Branch, MS

#12 Jul 16, 2010
Sad story for sure. Lots of home elevators in the south bay but every one I have seen has a phone in it. I thought it was the law.
ForNickEight

United States

#13 Jul 16, 2010
Cant Wait wrote:
Sad story for sure. Lots of home elevators in the south bay but every one I have seen has a phone in it. I thought it was the law.
No it isn't. People are getting rid of their land lines. They probably cut the cord years ago and were depending on an iphone. And we all know they get lousy reception in an elevator and even worse indoors.
You got that right

Kingston, PA

#14 Jul 16, 2010
pedro sanchez wrote:
This is a teribble story, Sorry my Anglo friends but when you peeps get old, your kids don't want anything to do with you . not even a visit or call. when are parents get old we call or visit every day if not, we move them back with us. because we show apreciation and love.
Vaya con Dios amigos!
I'm sorry to say, you're correct.
The Grunter

Torrance, CA

#16 Jul 19, 2010
The article mentioned it's a requirement to have a phone in the elevators, but the owners are responsible for the maintenance. The story doesn't indicate if there was ever a phone installed or not. If the elevator was installed without a phone, then you can probably look at the installer. If there was a phone installed and it broke or was intentionally disabled, then it's on the owner. There should also be a way to manually open the doors in the event of a power outage or breakdown. A manual crank or something.
Streets

La Habra, CA

#17 Jul 19, 2010
Wow wrote:
<quoted text>
Incest is not appreciation & love.
Let's try to keep on the subject matter, and not insult one another...this is a very sad story. I am of Mexican Descent, and can not imagine my parents or any one's for that matter, leaving this world like this. Why don't we all show some compassion for this old couple and thier families. God bless......
Bob Henning

Clarksville, TN

#18 Jul 19, 2010
A tragic end of what appears to have been a nice loving couple. I guess the writer didn`t mean to leave out the Parts of their Lives that made them an asset to others. At face value they appear to have been living a dream life however completely unaware of the millions of people around them not so fortunate. One of the Problems with being Wealthy, It enables you to wall yourself off from People who don`t run in their Circles. Out of sight out of mind.I`m not saying it`s so with this couple, Buts it is so with the majority of the affluent.
Pedro Lifer

United States

#19 Jul 20, 2010
Pedro Sanchez ... can you post your home address?
Pedro Sanchez

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Jul 20, 2010
I live in Wilmington. With my 4 brothers and 3 sisters, my parents and grandparents. We are all living on state assistance. My Mom cleans houses and my dad is Gardner.
pedro sanchez

Los Angeles, CA

#21 Jul 20, 2010
Epic Failure! I have a State Contract, not married and wealthy. My Ip- adress reads Los Angeles but I live by Redondo. Just because I might have an accent it doesn't mean I speak with an accent and by the way, do you really think my name is Pedro sanchez ? I bet I can kick your head over those mountains uncle Rico! P/s first Generation Latino I'll have enough money to retire at 50 and you Anglos had a 200 year start. think with your head not with your cuolo!
Pedro Sanchez wrote:
I live in Wilmington. With my 4 brothers and 3 sisters, my parents and grandparents. We are all living on state assistance. My Mom cleans houses and my dad is Gardner.
pedro sanchez

Los Angeles, CA

#22 Jul 20, 2010
Correction, Just because I might have an accent it doesn't mean I "think" with an accent. by the way I'm a conservative Republican. You don't work you don't eat. no freebies here!
Clock Is Ticking

Whittier, CA

#24 Jul 20, 2010

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