According to the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA), which regulates elevators and escalators in the Canadian province of Ontario, people are 800 times more likely to be killed in a car than by using a vertical-transportation (VT) conveyance, but VT accidents are still on the rise in Ontario, which accounts for close to half of the elevators in Canada, the Humboldt Journal reports.

Acknowledging that the majority of VT systems in residences and offices are safe, TSSA said that six people have been killed and 1,225 injured in VT mishaps in the past six years, with the number of incidents doubling between 2011 and 2016. They are primarily related to leveling and door issues, and can be attributed to user behaviour or poor maintenance.