Report: YSU elevator overload could have caused fall


Thirteen students were on an elevator inside Kilcawley House at Youngstown State University when it dropped to the basement.

The elevator was occupied by several people Friday evening when it stopped at the first and fourth floors to pick up more passengers, a report from YSU police said. The elevator then went up as if it was going to the seventh floor “when suddenly it dropped to the basement,” the report said.

The elevator car capacity is 2,500 pounds and the report lists 13 students who were on it at the time. It does not list the students’ respective weights but says “the incident may have occurred due to the car being overloaded.”

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