I'm ramping up for next week’s Elevator U Conference in Columbus, OH and looking forward to seeing many of you next week on the next stop of the conference schedule. Between the construction accidents and some children being hurt while playing on escalators it wasn’t a good week for news articles. The EESF has just a short time to raise some much needed funds for the Safety Rider redevelopment program. We’re just shy of $46,000 of funds needing to be raised and we need to do so by the end of the month so we don’t get delayed with the first week of September’s launch time frame. Please consider donating today or helping the foundation. News/Article Links: Toddler loses hand in another escalator accidentFormer UMass Lowell Student charged with elevator arsonTrump rides escalator for 2016 campaign announcementWorkers remember man killed in elevator accident1 Killed, 1 severely Injured after elevator fallsPre-schooler hospitalized after getting foot stuck in escalatorWatch your wallet the next time you ride an elevatorNeed the elevator fixed? Don’t call the Fire DepartmentCurious George in the Big CityVan Ness west entrance closing for three yearsConstruction worker who fell 24 stories riding unsafe liftConstruction worker killed in elevator shaft at Baylor CampusNew Street station escalator faults top 800 in two yearsFinal WTC designed unveiledBoy hurt in escalator accident condition improvesCar elevators back in the newsEklunds announces new StreamLine Cab Design StudioEESF Needs Your Help!