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Elevator Radio Show – No Show Today – 8/26/15

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for me as I’ve been traveling more than I’ve been in the past. I have a lot of respect for those of you who do this pretty much non-stop throughout the year. It really takes a lot out of you. I was out yesterday so that means, in addition to the reports I have to complete today relating to my field trip I also have to play catch up. Meaning this time spent on the show needs to be redirected on the stuff that pays my mortgage.  I’ll be back next week with a fresh show and prize pack giveaway.  Have a great rest of the week everyone!

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26. Aug, 2015
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Elevator Radio Show – Show Notes Only #405 – Week 08/12/15

Back from the Northwoods of Wisconsin and a short getaway with family I wish today I was still there. Having audio/video issues for some reason so no recorded part of the show today. Thanks to everyone who reached out regarding the video with the woman falling into the elevator. Bob I got your voicemail and thank you for clarifying that the two workers at the top didn’t know what to do, how to turn the escalator off. This is truly terrible as everyone should know there’s a stop button at the top and bottom of the units. More accidents in China are linked below as well as other escalator accidents. It’s like the flood gates opened. Feel free to share.

News/Article Links:
China Mall Blamed for Escalator Death
Child breaks leg after falling from escalator – Asia Again
Woman sustains cuts and bruises after fall on escalator
Bethesda Metro Station Closes Again
Woman found dead in elevator shaft
Boy has left leg amputated after caught in escalator by untied shoelaces
Elevators in Xiamen blacklisted following quality inspection
This is why we support the EESF British boy almost looses foot
Almanac: Escalators
Child trapped at bottom of escalator in Orlando – Pick your feet up when getting off escalators!!!
The Elevator Agency Launches
Inflatable Space Elevator Sparks Interest
Zack McCain on Elevators 101
New home elevator design
Sox sues Insurer
Shocking number of escalator accidents in China, why?
Man’s lower leg amputated
Beauty and the Beasts
It’s safety awareness that counts!

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12. Aug, 2015
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Elevator Radio Show – Video/Audio Show #405 – Week 07/29/15

CaptureI’m certain most of you have seen the video of the woman who fell into the top of the escalator as she pushed her child out of harms way but if you haven’t I’m warning you it’s one of the worst video’s I’ve ever seen, one that I plan not to watch again. It really has me thinking how could something like that happen and I don’t mean to speculate on what caused the accident but as we all know when equipment isn’t installed, maintained or inspected regularly this kind of accident is more likely to happen.  Another accident in China has graphic photos of a young toddler who has his/her arm actually stuck under the comb teeth. The article indicates the toddler tripped and fell but this baby doesn’t look like it can even walk. I’d like nothing more than to never link another article like either of these again and hope that steps are taken to improve upon safety as well as educating the general public on the importance of riding escalators, elevators and moving walkways safely.

Special thanks to the companies who have donated goodies to the prize pack giveaway!
C.J. Anderson & Company, Colley Elevator Company, The National Association of Elevator Contractors, The National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities, The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation, Peelle, GAL, Truxes, EMS Group, Elevator Bob’s Elevator Pictures, Minnesota Elevator, ElevatorGear.com, ElevatorShack.com, ElevatorU.org, Elevator World Magazine, Elevator Cab Renovations, The Elevator Preservation Blog, ECS Corporation, Parts Specialists, Elevatormanstories.com, CodeDataPlate.com, Elevator Riders Riding Club, The pQEI Inspection App & Maxton Manufacturing


News/Article Links:
Escalator Death Due To Human Error
Mall workers almost fell into escalator too
Escalator death in China sets off furor online
China again with elevator accident
Toddler’s arm gets stuck inside moving escalator
NEII® The Insider: Elevator Safety
Tower of the America’s in the news again
Detroit Residents fed up without AC, Elevator
Nearly $6000 in repairs set to begin on broken escalator
Pitt completes renovations on two of eight Cathedral elevators
Boy gets foot stuck in escalator
Vintage mine elevator to be donated
Mechanic’s certificate sparks dispute in Canada
Courthouse Clock tower reopens with new elevator
Space elevator mini workshop approaching
Accident due to walk right, stand left?
Woman injured in BART Escalator
CEA Golf Outing August 7th
MESA Golf Outing August 12th – To Benefit Lifting Hope Across America
Maxton hosts training class

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29. Jul, 2015
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No Show 7/22/15

ersnzI must have needed the rest because I slept right through the alarm clock.  Busy hard start to the week both mentally and physically.  No show but that doesn’t mean we don’t have information to share. A couple of notes that are important are below.

Chicago Elevator Association Golf Outing – August 7 – Sign up, sponsor a hole, come have a good time!


EESFC – Toronto Harbor Cruise – August 13th



Also thanks to everyone who shared their input with me regarding the show. I’ve got a pretty good idea on where I’ll be going with it based on your help. I appreciate it.



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22. Jul, 2015