Jordan Miller, a Kone employee, fixes the hydraulic lift in a Moore Hall elevator. He watches passerbys while capping off an oil leak.
Miller told a story of a fellow employee who died last week doing the same thing in a University of Michigan elevator shaft. The man hadn't set everything up correctly, and the elevator crushed and killed him. Before he told me this story, I was considering asking if I could join him in the elevator shaft to get a different view point on the photo. Then, I had a flashback of a certain giant pumpkin assignment with Erik Holladay where I stood underneath a 1,200-pound pumpkin for a photo. Minutes later, it fell into the truck, breaking the straps that were holding it up.
Decided I should just be happy with where I was this time, and not go into the elevator shaft.