Post: December 16th, 2009: ERS-2009-12-16 #184 Show Notes

Click Here to download ERS-2009-12-16 #184 It’s hard to believe we’re only two weeks away from finishing out 2009. Part of me is glad to see 2009 head out the door while the other part of me worries about what 2010 will bring. Good show today everyone. I was able to cut the elevator/escalator news stories down from 190 which prove there are a lot of people talking and blogging about the equipment in our industry. There were two serious accidents involving escalators. The first a Child's hand was entrapped in one and the second involved child’s boot. What should be common sense isn’t to many parents. There was another freak accident, the first I’ve read about, involving a man, his coat with belt and an elevator. That one is in bold and I’m glad that he’s going to be okay. (Pictured: Elevator mural casts you as Adam on the Sistine Chapel's ceiling.)

News Links: Out-of-service creates access insues for court house Money provides lift for elevator project Elevator Supervisor Position Opening - Qatar Crazy woman acting up in an elevator The value and cost of a home elevator How an elevator could bring the bookstore down Dupont Metro escalator update DIY elevator control panel Bird gets talon caught in DC Metro escalator Child’s hand trapped in escalator Man rescued from downtown elevator What caused a young man to fall down an elevator shaft Wells Fargo Bank fire started in elevator control room United Technologies to spend $3B on Mergers & Acquisitions 2010 ThyssenKrupp to supply elevator for Hanoi’s tallest building complex I love this, There are no reported elevator outages at this time Schindler Elevator partners with Habitat for Humanity Riders union could make the TTC care about parents The Elevator experiment, another podcast Lucky Platt memories abound KONE plant hits safety milestone Installation of elevator delayed by 15 months KONE Tower on track for 2010 Girl, 11 unharmed as boot caught in DC Metro Fox pictured taking escalator on London Underground Firefighters free woman from elevator, respond to smoke alarms Elevator mural casts you as Adam Bicycle law in NY may not be good idea Defining Moment – Elisha Otis CTA Fix the escalator Building the Space Elevator above volcano thermals EW announces the new Euro Source Website Bay LRT station elevator closed for repairs