Click Here to download ERS-2010-10-13 #223 While not as long of a show as last week it a huge one to say the least. There are at least three tragic accidents involving elevators which should never have happened. This just goes to show you how important it is for all of us to promote safety. Both to the people we work with as well as for the people who own and use vertical transportation equipment. The first article I lead with this week is a big one! I stumbled upon it by accident and am glad that I did. It’s a perfect example and reminder for all of us that the cost for training and proper maintenance far outweighs the price associated with litigation. Print this one out or forward it to your coworkers.
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News/Article Links: Elevator Deaths/Injuries Continue Unabated: Maintenance Avoidance In Part To Blame Elevator Pitch -Video Subway system’s broken escalators Wheaton escalator service restored EIGSC next meeting 10-19-2010 DC Sloths can’t stop complaining about broken escalators Man becomes stuck on Hollywood and Vine Metro escalator The Levytator: A better picture of it than on last weeks show How it’s made – escalator handrails Bruce Willis survives rolling escalator Women hut in Everett hospital elevator Crazy wheelchair Kamikaze plunges into elevator shaft - video Photo of the week from EW Three hurt as elevator falls in Manila Police identify woman who fell down elevator shaft Stabbing suspect arrested after assault on elevator Elevator inspections in Iowa City helps Jackson House seek elevator grant Refrain from doing weight jokes in elevators Low budget restricts elevator renovations Out of service escalators likely to stay that way Nebraska women dies after being crushed by elevator Worker dies in elevator accident Good Samaritan assisted women on escalator 6 Trains resume service at 51st street stop