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    Man Dies Trapped Between Elevator, Gate

    HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- An elderly man died of a heart attack after he became trapped between an elevator and a security gate in a medical building, authorities said.
    The death of Myron Kafka, 81, was considered accidental, Hallandale Beach spokesman Andrew Casper said.
    Broward County Medical Examiner Joshua Perper said Tuesday that Kafka had been dead at least two days when staff from the building discovered his body on Monday.
    Kafka was trapped in the 14-inch space
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...TAM&SECTION=US

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    What the heck, two days before he was discovered? That's really sad. Doesn't sound like he had anyone looking after him that carefully.

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    Wouldn't a cleaning crew have found him the same day? I'm not picturing the space they're talking about.

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    Poor thing....and to think this happened in a medical center no less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SadieMae View Post
    Wouldn't a cleaning crew have found him the same day? I'm not picturing the space they're talking about.
    I can't really envision it either.
    I do not intend to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death!

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    Oh, gosh. I never thought we'd have another story with Dr. Perper involved!

    Prayers for Mr. Kafka's family.

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    That is bizarre. This article has more info. Sounds like the gates that are pulled in front of some store fronts when they close up for the day. Apparently he couldn't reach the elevator button to go back into the elevator, so he was just stuck there. His doctor appointment must have ended just after the building closed for the day

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/loc...,3923297.story



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