This is only made more distressing by the fact that this user informs that this is a kludge at Brisbane Airport in Queensland, Australia. I can only hope it's for a bookstore or a restaurant!
"I called the management of Southern Cross Station here in Melbourne, Australia to report a lift motor temperature alarm that was sounding. A few weeks later I was at the station again and saw the fix: jam the screaming alarm full of duct tape. Sheer class."
Normally I'd be apprehensive to the idea of silencing screaming with duct tape, but this is far better than I expected. Phew!