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Mother and Child Rescued From Elevator

Mother and her 18-month-old daughter were stuck in an elevator for more than two hours on Tuesday.

Firefighters on Tuesday rescued a mother and her 18-month-old daughter from a malfunctioned elevator, said Jeff Peters, Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department battalion chief.

Emergency crews at about 6:30 p.m. were sent to the storage facility on Northfront Road for a report of people stuck inside an elevator.

"The mother and daughter had been stuck in the elevator for an hour already," Peters said of when firefighters arrived on scene. "There was an unusual construction in the elevator that blocked our tools to gain access."

Firefighters eventually were able to open the elevator — which Peters said was slightly stuck in between floors — an hour later by using airbags to force the doors to open.

No injuries were reported in the incident and the mother and daughter were in good spirits when firefighters opened the elevator, Peters said.

"The 18-month-old child didn't cry once," he said. "Pretty impressive."

Trevor Tooze July 26, 2012 at 04:44 AM
You do seem to know it all!
LeliaVollmer July 26, 2012 at 09:41 AM
Doesn't the State require an annual inspection? What about routine maintenance? You just don't build an elevator and expect it to operate without problems.
i'mjustsaying July 28, 2012 at 07:19 AM
I used to have an upstairs unit at that same Extra Space Storage Facility, that elevator used to slam closed with a person or storage cart in between the doors. The elevator permit was always expired! Good luck using the call button on the elevator, no one would come! One time leaving there at 9:50(closes at 10:00p.m.) the gate wouldn't open-I was locked inside! The on-site manager wasn't home to open gate, the 800 # had me on hold for 35mins without resolution, I had to call the Livermore Police who finally contacted someone to let me out 45 minutes later!! I'm pretty sure it's illegal to lock a person inside a gated facility-what if there was an emergency!!! The money they charge for those units-everything should be top of the line and up to date!!
Becky July 31, 2012 at 12:08 AM
I hope the mom and child had air-conditioning. I agree that the unit needs to be fixed before someone gets hurt.

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