Court of Appeals Elevator Accident

Post: September 15th, 2010: ERS-2010-09-15 #220 Show Notes

Click Here to download ERS-2010-09-15 #220

Great show today everyone and it’s not the articles or my commentary that make it so. After covering a legal article on last weeks show I received a phone call from Stephen Carr from Technology Litigation Corp. who had been involved in the case. I was lucky enough to catch up with him yesterday morning while he was in Chicago attending an elevator code session and he shared some background on the case along with his insightful perspective. After recording it I honestly had a pit in my stomach after listening to the tragic details. I appreciate Stephen taking the time to share his perspective on the case and encourage others out there to do the same. When cases are settled out of court the lessons learned from an accident are typically sealed as part of the settlement. In the cases I’ve been involved with I’ve always shared the lessons I’ve learned in hopes that making the equipment that is manufactured, maintained, and inspected is safe for everyone to ride on. At the very least share them with your coworkers and mechanics so that steps can be taken to attempt to prevent them in the future.

For more information please contact Stephen via e-mail at at Technology Litigation Corporation. The original article that he is speaking about can be found by clicking the following link: DC Court of Appeals side with building/elevator company in elevator death

News Links: Stephen Carr TLC Comments On This Article Movie “Devil” Review – this one we have got to see Caples Elevator Malfunction Again City of Chicago Elevator Inspections Chart YSU Elevator Falls – Great Reason for Rise Up Safe Rider Rise Up Safe Rider – College Student Program HAL 9000 Elevator Button ECS Announces New Website West LA Elevator Hydro Causes Smoke YSU Elevator Accident Triggers Probe GW dorm evacuated due to smoke YSU Freshman tried to help students trapped in elevator Neat Old House for sale with private elevator How to prevent escalator accidents at airport –in Nigeria KONE changes executive board and organization New NY-NJ Tunnel too rich for NJ’s Blood YSU elevator overload could have caused fall After renovations and elevator, Civic Center to be rededicated AOL’s preview of elevator Faulty elevator leads to heated exchange LEGO Elevator Metro Song raps about escalator problems Schindler Elevator wins Mexico City Metro contracts Small Talk Ignored in Elevator Ride

Post: September 8th, 2010: ERS-2010-09-08 #219 Show Notes

Click Here to download ERS-2010-09-08 #219

Had a great time this past weekend with an extra day off on Monday. What that typically means I that the four day work week is filled with five days of work. Good show today as there were quite a few articles to share. Hope your week is a smooth one. Hang in there only three more days to go. All set for the NAEC Convention in Cincinnati? I’ve just completed all my reservations and am ready! Nothing like waiting until the last minute to get ready, I find it makes it more exciting!

News Links: Escalator Construction accident leaves 1 Dead and 4 Hurt 8 Stuck in elevator 19 People stuck in University Hall Elevator Wall Street Journal picks up goodwill elevator story DC Court of Appeals side with building/elevator company in elevator death Elevator etiquette, from Bio Girl Elevator or little box of death – I would have to say elevator! Building owners face deadline for elevator code compliance Tax rate for residential elevator installations? Teen antiloitering devices? Elevator Bob back online? Please say it is so! 66C = 150.8F in Vancouver…oops Elevator picture at the Bradbury Building Elevator Rescue Article Fun watches inspired by elevator buttons Hilarious Escalator Advertising Might just improve safety or terrify kids! How to deliver a baby in a stopped elevator How to ride an escalator in DC Elevator Movie Thriller “Devil” to release September 17th See what some bored people did to spice up an elevator ride LRT Access Appalling Man gets 2 year prison sentence for groping and grabing women in elevator Motor fire forces brief VA hospital evacuation NAEC-61st Annual Convention excitement builds Pacific Coast Elevator Video Photo of the week Renovation planned for Cavern elevators Residents annoyed by broken elevators Stimulus gives rise to walkway elevator Loyola students freed from elevator Toyota center to get another elevator Doorman School teaches hot to put up with tenants Bringing Grand Central elevators up to speed Hyundai bidding war on the horizon Three-year-old survives fall from fourth floor Elevator technician killed on the job O’Neil’s welcome talking elevators 50 years ago Which CTA stations are the least accessible