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.