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Terrifying elevator ordeal caught on video

Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Monday, June 9, 2014, 8:31 PM -

A man in Chile was left with serious injuries Friday when the elevator he was riding rose 15 floors in 30 seconds and then crashed into the roof.

The shocking footage was captured by a security camera and posted to YouTube on Sunday.

In the clip, 31 year-old José Vergara Acevedo, 31, can be seen entering the elevator from the first floor.

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Within seconds it begins to malfunction, rising rapidly before the doors have even closed.

Acevedo sustained injuries to his head and legs when the elevator crashed. 

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