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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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Elevator Radio Show – Video/Audio Show #404 – Week 07/15/15

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I realized something last night while watching the ten o’clock news which I typically don’t tune into and that it really sucks. Each of the stories they covered lacked any depth or consistency in having a clear picture of what the story was about. It’s been awhile since I last the news and I remember why.  The way news is covered here in the USA is truly a disgrace and I have little respect for it. When ratings overrule common sense and sensationalism what’s the point. It had me thinking about this show and how it started and where it is today.  Maybe I’m tired, maybe it’s starting to sink in that the news I report on every week is already being delivered to your inbox each day so what’s the point. I guess this is a question I need to answer for myself is how this show can provide some different content that is worthy of your time each week. This is something I’m going to be working on as soon as I have some more free time. As always I appreciate all of you who watch, listen, provide feedback each week. I do believe that how we share the information and opinions makes a difference in making our industry a safer one. If you have any suggestions in improving the show I’d love to hear them.

News/Article Links:
Update from MESA
Four hurt in escalator accident at SF BART Station
Nashville firefighters rescue woman
After escalator outage trains pass station
5 Freed after stalled in elevator – Remember to stay in an elevator if it stops
Metro reopens stop after escalator outage
EESFC Toronto Cruise Registration
Only Weeks away from EW Project of Year
MCG escalator fall

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15. Jul, 2015
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Elevator Radio Show – Video/Audio Show #403 – Week 07/08/15

Seems like forever and a day since I’ve done the show but in reality it’s only been two weeks. Why does time sometimes feel like it passes so quickly as well as feel as if it drags both at the same time? I must say it was an action packed two weeks which included the celebration of July 4th the US Independence day, which I hope everyone enjoyed.  A recap of the Elevator U conference will happen today and I personally thank everyone who attended and supported that event.

News/Article Links:
Inspection Company – Employeed Testing Conflict of Interest
San Japan attendees face reduced elevator access
Ramp to be built outside courthouse because of elevator project
Elevator installed for wounded Veterans to Train
Man accused of grabbing child, luring to hotel elevator
Passengers rescued from Light Rail Station
Elevator replacement scheduled
2 Die in NRZ building elevator accident
Elevator workers tackle suspected purse snatcher
Report reveals downside of B.C. elevator and escalator use
EW Unplugged: The U.S. and VTIP
EW Online extras
China elevator exports on the rise
One killed, another critical in Durban lift accident
Workers leg gets caught in escalator
Vulcan Park’s Unique Elevator
Man caught by hair on central railway station escalator

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08. Jul, 2015
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Elevator Radio Show – Video/Audio Show #401 – Week 06/10/15

eesf-01-wbSummer is finally here in the Midwest I think. Today is the 9th Annual Chicago Cruise to benefit the EESF. Should be a warm day out there on the water and I’m looking forward to it even though it’s going to be a long day.  I’m looking forward to seeing so many who listen to the show as well as come in for this event from all over the country. It’s one of the few times I get to really enjoy the great city of Chicago.


News/Article Links:
Praying and drinking urine saves nuns in elevator
INDIA: Boy looses fingers in escalator accident
Flushable elevator toilets in Japan
Love the litigation game….sigh
Amputee battles to get elevator fixed
Killer animal elevator returns to Colosseum
CTA Riders Irked by Escalator being turned off
There’s a word for the people who block the metro escalator
EESF Need’s to raise some cold hard cash before the end of June

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10. Jun, 2015