Watch An Out-Of-Control Elevator Climb 31 Floors In 15 SecondsGeorge Dvorsky6/09/14 6:20pmFiled to: holy crap wtftechnologydisaster754EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkGIF This is horrifying: A Chilean man was seriously injured when the elevator he was riding malfunctioned and shot up 31 floors in just 15 seconds, smashing right through the ceiling. AdvertisementThe man, José Vergara Acevedo, was seriously injured by the incident. He reportedly suffered head and leg injuries. It's not known what caused the malfunction, but the building is only eight months old. Here's the full video, where you can see Acevedo frantically trying to stop the elevator.