Catching Elevators

Dr. Hitoshi Nikaidoh stepped on a St. Joseph Hospital elevator and died. His death was gruesome and horrifying. But it wasn't unique.

A few feet down the hall, in the walkway to the emergency center across the street, hangs a picture of the Sisters of Charity and eight-by-ten glossies of the hospital's medical executive committee. Beside that are wallet-sized photos of the staff surgeons. In the bottom right-hand corner is Nikaidoh's picture. He has bright red cheeks, a lopsided grin and is wearing a white coat and his trademark bow tie.

Beneath his name, "1968-2003" has been added.

Hitoshi Nikaidoh and father Hisashi were both doctors.
Courtesy of the Nikaidoh family
Hitoshi Nikaidoh and father Hisashi were both doctors.
Four safety systems completely failed in the St. 
Joseph elevator, says attorney Howard Nations.
Daniel Kramer
Four safety systems completely failed in the St. Joseph elevator, says attorney Howard Nations.

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