26 killed in mine elevator accident

Post: October 14th, 2009: ERS-2009-10-14 #176 Show Notes

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 Another busy week at work as our shop has the flu bug going around which means double duty for a few of us here so remember to wash your hand's everyone and as often as possible. I’m pretty sure that I’m catching it as well as I’m tired and feel the onslaught of being tired and having a sore throat. Another week filled with article's everyone. You’ll enjoy the one written by Jim Collet, from Elevator Man Stories. I think it’s important to remember those who we worked with who may have passed on. Jim does an excellent job at doing this.  Also on the program today a story covering what I believe to be the worst elevator mine accident I've every read about, in which 26 miners in China where killed.  All I can say I'm glad that I live in the USA where codes and regulations are there to protect workers and the general public. (Pictured: Forty-one Cooper Square, in NY,  is being developed so that the elevator only stops at floors 1, 5 and 8. With the intent to make students use the stairs more often. I suspect a lawsuit addressing ADA will soon be in the news.)

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