Click Here to download ERS-2009-02-18 #148 I just learned that Charlie Dolan, founder of Atlas Elevator, passed away on February 15th. I remember dropping an order off at Atlas one day only to find Charlie working hard at his drafting table. Atlas for a while had three generations all working together which to me was quite an accomplishment. I invite all of you to sign his guest book by clicking here. I found some really good articles this week that I'll be sharing on the program. The one that was blogged about the most was the bankruptcy of Muzak. I'm honestly not sure why it didn't happen sooner. Another great article involves the TSSA and the liability and responsibility they have in making sure elevators and escalators are safe. Don't miss next week's show, another prize pack giveaway, which is going to be a cab commander from the Duluth Trading Company. Get your name on the e-mail list to be eligible to win.
News Links: Water main breaks rushes down escalator, what a picture UTC adds Gutierrez to the board TTC promotes escalator safety ThyssenKrupp gets a lift More elevator advertising, very cool Stark County elevator plans move up Seniors, baby rescued from elevator Safety suits escalating in Canada Otis Elevator Company receives caring company award OSU takes defense in elevator death lawsuit Elevator entrapment blog post with video Muzak, Elevator-music creator files for bankruptcy Museum gets $18K grant for elevator Murphy Elevator Co. the Business of the week MP sign up to oppose beer tax increase Escalator to see repair Jefferson County sued in federal court over firing of elevator firm work Investigations launched into escalator accident Hydraulic fluid leaks into Fort Loudon Lake Haz-Mat crews respond to UT med center Ghastly working conditions in Chinese keyboard factory FDNY searching building at Staten Island school Elevator inspections still lacking on campus Commentary: Elevator fix is urgent EB Completes $19.2M Upgrade Drugs killed man found in ice ConEd workers trapped in elevator An inside look at legislators private elevators A Helper's worst nightmare - We all know a mechanic like this!