Post: December 20th, 2011: ERS-2011-12-20 #280 Show Notes

Click Here to download ERS-2011-12-20 #280 It’s hard to believe that two terrible elevator accidents happened on the opposite ends of the country, yet the reason for why each occurred will most likely be connected to the same underlying issues.  Never before have I been scared of riding in an elevator, however the accident in New York makes me think twice about doing so.  It seems that whenever accidents like these happen many of us turn our heads and don’t want to say anything while others take a step forward, identifying the issues and making improvements to ensure accidents like this don’t happen in the future. Make the choice to step forward, make a difference, discuss with your coworkers and make improvements that protect everyone who ride and work with elevators and escalators.

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Concerned Elevator Consultant Speaks Out 2007 Elevator Kills Woman in New York Complete Video Coverage of Accident in NY Gothamist Covers Carrajat Elevator Horror Stories in one nice little article NY Times Covers Accident More Light Shed on other accidents Insight into accident Unsafe elevation Failure to maintain elevators NY Elevator repairman charged with maiming woman Are elevators really hazardous to your health Long Beach Elevator Accident Details, investigation continues Man Suspected of lighting woman on fire in elevator New product for hydraulic elevators No one ever bought anything on an elevator? Elevator Mechanic rises up to call of duty NEII® Responds to Elevator Safety Elevating to new Heights. TV Tower Pics Rekindled interest in elevator safety bill MCE Tape Reader Fault Elevator Man Stories Kindle Edition Released NEII® online Accident Document Source HUD looks into elevator problems at Thousand Oaks