P.S. - Yes, the analogy is flawed, particularly since elevators rarely come crashing to the ground, due ot the use of multiple cables, counterweights, braking systems, fail-safes, and the mechancial and air friction that slows them down naturally.
Many years ago, (according to company folklore) we did have a hydraulic elevator fail at GM, which injured several executives, when the car crashed into the basement and the shock absorbing springs that were supposed to cushion the blow instead poked through the floor of the car. Seems the hydraulic cylinder - buried many stories beneath the ground, had started leaking, and the "maintenance man" just kept adding hydraulic fluid, never bothering to think where it was going. The cylinder rotted out and the elevator fell - but again, not in a total free-fall, although several were injured.