A lot of people get killed in elevators in the movies. I began to muse about why this might be. I can only imagine it's because there is a universal feeling of claustrophobia in elevators. Here you are, trapped in this 8' by 8' steel cube and there really isn't much you can do other then hope it's functioning properly. If you were in there and someone came at you with a gun, knife, tentacle, whatever, there is no place to run.
Or perhaps there have been too many screen writers riding elevators to some movie exec's office only to find their script was rejected or trashed.
Eh. Just be careful in the elevator I guess.