'Of the 20 to 30 elevator-related deaths each year, most of them are maintenance-related — for example, technicians leaning too far into the shaft or getting caught between moving parts, and most of the rest are attributed to other kinds of accidents, such as people stepping blindly through doors that open into empty shafts or being strangled by scarves caught in the doors.' (Wikipedia)
However www.nationalmultumedia.com made the following claim.
A woman succumbed to severe injuries on Sunday night, in the first legally recognised death caused by a falling lift. The accident happened on Saturday at a furniture showroom in Nakhon Ratchasima.
So, according to 'The Nation', there is only one known death caused by a falling elevator.
Since it seems strange to me, I wonder whether that claim is true.