Lifts going down – the number of people stuck in them, that is

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The London Fire Brigade was called to 4,743 incidents of people trapped in lifts last year.  That’s more than 12 a day.

Although the number is high, there has been a dramatic drop (if that is not an unfortunate expression to use) since 2009 when they attended 13,544 incidents.  That’s down by 65%.

The main culprits are not the iconic skyscrapers of the City but high rise in Tower Hamlets, Hackey and Westminster.  And as our graph shows, getting stuck in a lift seems oddly seasonal.  You are 40% more likley to get stuck in a lift in July than November.

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