Being locked in a freezer is a workplace hazard that shouldn’t happen, thanks to mandatory emergency release handles and other safety measures. But sometimes, things can, and do, go wrong. What causes doors to lock shut? Can running on the spot save you? And how much time do you have before you run out of air? The reason these doors stick is an ice build-up around the frame. The locking mechanism and emergency release device can also freeze up. So if you find yourself trapped in a freezer and you can’t get out, just chill and follow these steps.
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01:00 Step 1: Call for Help
01:30 Step 2: Find the emergency release
02:17 Step 3: Conserve your heat
04:02 Step 4: Keep your cool
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