Lift/elavators are dangerous especially when they are not maintained regularly. It is also costly not just for the victims but for the building owners when accidents happen. Here is a report on a mishap and how a company is fined for negligence.
A consumer forum here has slapped a hotel with a fine of 3.4 lakh for installing a lift without license and operating it without regular maintenance, which led to an accident where a man was injured. Read full report