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Russian Paraplegic Builds Cable Lift to Access Fifth-Floor Flat

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After developers screwed Dmitry Bibikow out of a promised elevator installation, the 32-year-old Russian—who was paralyzed in a climbing accident—decided to fashion one himself using his wheelchair and a cable lift. The deadbeat developers promised Dmitry an elevator six years ago, meaning he's required a friend's help to scale the five flights for quite some time. Luckily, this homemade solution is well-suited to Bibikow, who was an avid skydiver and mountaineer before his accident, so the whole fear of heights thing doesn't come into play.
· Paraplegic Built a DIY Elevator for His Apartment Building [Daily Mail via Gizmodo]