elevator shaft

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Noun1.elevator shaft - a vertical shaft in a building to permit the passage of an elevator from floor to floorelevator shaft - a vertical shaft in a building to permit the passage of an elevator from floor to floor
shaft - a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator)
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A policeman, chewing stolidly, nodded toward an elevator shaft, and other policemen nodded him further on to the office of the district attorney.
KARACHI -- A man died after falling down an elevator shaft of a building in Saadi town area of the city on Friday.
A man (https://www.ibtimes.com/mother-drops-3-month-old-accidentally-escalator-baby-falls-death-2781756) fell down an elevator shaft in Canada on Thursday while riding a motorized scooter and had to be rescued by Toronto Fire Services.
The management of a building where an architect fell to his death after he mistook an elevator shaft door for a restroom door said it was conducting its own investigation into the incident.
Because they are a complete elevator and hoistway, they are very useful for construction in colder climates where it is not practical to stick build an elevator shaft due to shifts in weather conditions.
Just recently, an eight-month-old toddler died when she fell down an open elevator shaft with her grandmother from the sixth floor of a residence in Male.
Rope-less design means multiple cabs can be operated in one elevator shaft, increasing transportation capacity by up to 50 percent while reducing the elevator footprint in a building by half.
Changes in the elevator shaft geometry and the presence of exhaust fans influence not only the smoke movement via the elevator shafts but also the amount of smoke transported by the fire-escape stairwells.
MERSyN (CyHAN)- A Syrian woman living in the southern province of Mersin fell from an elevator shaft when she did not notice cage.
BOSTON -- Police and state inspectors are examining whether one or both doors of an elevator at Boston's Fenway Park opened before a woman plunged two stories down an elevator shaft after a game, officials said Saturday.
He was with his mother and three siblings but became separated from his family on the first floor of the building and was trapped in the elevator shaft.
Major Ali Al Naqbi said the unfortunate event happened when the victim, a maintenance worker, died after he got stuck between the lift and the elevator shaft walls.