There is no way you would save yourself in a falling elevator if you jumped straight up into the air at the last second.
Even if your timing were impeccable and you jumped your hardest, you would not be able to move upward anywhere near as fast as you would be traveling down.
The good news is that you’ll probably never have to worry about it.
Elevators have multiple safety features, including brakes to stop them immediately if a cable breaks.
They are by far the safest form of transportation, boasting only one fatality every 100 million miles traveled.
Stairs, in comparison, are five times more dangerous.