Elevators can fall but never forget that the opposite can happen too and it's almost just as dangerous.
Here, the elevator malfunctioned and went up 31 floors in 15 seconds (80 km/h or 50mph) until it crashed into the roof, injuring badly the one passenger who was inside.
This picture is maybe one of the most known on the internet. It shows a former firefighter Paul Dadge helping injured London subway passenger Davinia Turrell away from the subway station where the explosion of a suicide bomber took place on July 7th, 2005.
The left side of her face was badly injured by the "ball of fire" created from the blast.
Doctors did what hey could, and I must say, they did an excellent job.
When we see her pictures five years after the explosion, it is hard to believe that her face was that damaged.