He was frantically pressing buttons to get it to stop, but it didn't work.  The elevator shot up 31 floors in 15 seconds, and CRASHED into the ceiling.  

What's even scarier is that the doors were OPEN the whole time ... so in the security video footage, you can see the floors flying by while Jose hits the buttons.

Emergency crews got Jose out ... but he's still in the hospital with leg and head injuries.  And he may not be able to WALK again because the crash damaged his spine.