Elevator Emergencies

If you find yourself in a stalled elevator:

  • Do not try to exit the elevator car.
  • Use the emergency telephone in the elevator to call for help or bang on the doors and shout for assistance.
  • Do not try to force the doors open or exit the car.
  • Wait for trained personnel to assist you from the elevator.

If you hear someone calling for help from a stalled elevator car:

  • Call for assistance.
    • On the Ithaca campus call Cornell Police at 607 255-1111 or use a building emergency phone
    • At Cornell AgriTech call 315-787-2499
  • Reassure the persons in the car that you have reported the problem and help is on the way.
  • Do NOT attempt to open the elevator doors.