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Post: June 23rd, 2010: ERS-2010-06-23 #209 Show Notes

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After a computer virus took hold of my computer yesterday I lost 4-5 hours trying to fix it myself. Our IT guy came in and took 45 minutes to have the virus removed. Which leads me to the point of my story, getting someone to fix whatever you need fixed is worth EVERY penny as long as it gets fixed and doesn’t get dragged out for days. This logic really can be applied to everything we do from working on elevators to manufacturing parts for them. Make sure you’ve got your virus software up to date and make a back up today! I’ve got a great show today with a variety of stories to talk about. Tonight is the Chicago Boat Cruise which I look forward to seeing many of you on! Next week is our prize pack giveaway so tune in towards the end of the show to see if you won $100.

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Old Elevator Stuff is Cool – Please stay away from elevator stuff
Shark Elevator Works Well
Crocs Credited for Saving Boy’s Life
Metro system performance fell short in April
Elevator Destination Dispatch Article
Subway elevators get stuck
Power Outage Stalled Penn State Elevator, Trapped Student
Rand Paul distorts disabilities act, again
Tower of Terror updates for Walt Disney
Cool Old Elevator Machine Room Picture
Old Otis Elevator Video
WMATA will open up real-time data to developers
Employee trapped in elevator during small fire
Brass elevator doors….this is what it’s all about
$300 a ride: City thinks elevator maintenance to high for its use
America’s Best Paying Blue Collar Jobs – Thanks Joey!
Hillside Homes holds open house to celebrate new elevator
ISEC 2009 Poster Created
Laundry Cart is sized to fit in service elevators
Neat stair lift design
2010 EU Conference a Success
CEA Golf Outing
WMATA to gauge performance in new monthly report
Evolution of an elevator lobby
Schindler receives 2010 save energy now award
Elevator vs. Pants
Great EU Mini Recap
One Bulb at a Time
Want to see how a bicycle escalator works?
Happy Birthday Richard Daniel
June is Space Elevator Month
Boy injured after horror fall
PNC Invests in Oracle Elevator
Revit Elevator Developer

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Post: November 11th, 2009: ERS-2009-11-11 #179 Show Notes

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This week was filled, over 350 articles, covering the exciting news regarding the Space Elevator Games and the tragic death of Drummer Henry Fuch who fell down a shaft after trying to get out of a stalled elevator. This accident could have been prevented had Henry simply stayed put and waited for help to arrive. Remember the safest place to be when an elevator is not working is inside the elevator.  Wait for help to arrive!

These kinds of accidents can be avoided with working door restrictors and longer toe guards. The technology is there, even to retrofit the oldest elevators out there. It’s the balance between elevators being grandfathered under older elevator codes and building owners who can’t afford the upgrades. I’d rather save a life than take my chances with a potential lawsuit.

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News Links:
Cool Freight Elevator Doors
$900,000 winner in Space Elevator Games
1 Robot fails in Space Elevator Games
Seattle team leads NASA contest
Space Elevator X-Prize Perspective
Space Elevator Games make history!
Space Elevator Blog – The best source for this news
Anonymous student stinks up Gables C-Tower
Contractor seeking damages after falling down elevator shaft
County to vote on elevator repair  
Elevator advertisements
Efficient elevator design
Smoking in an elevator, is it legal? Helloooo, anyone home?
Good article on Space Elevator
Handicapped accessibility disabling Elizabethtown College
Lawsuit to be filed and bill introduced after guide dog injured on escalator
Canada Promotes Elevator Escalator Safety Week!
Walls of screens for latest Sandton mall
Circuit Court elevator out of service for 10 weeks
Our Very Best Cool Vintage Wiring Diagram from the 1900’s
Jerry Fuchs dies after trying to get out of stuck elevator
Escalator Accidents – Important Information
Report citing violations gets rewrite
Another RFP from who knows where
After tragic accident officials teach children elevator safety
Medicash advertising campaign
Woman found dead in elevator shaft

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