Court of Appeals Elevator Accident

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

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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 c.stephen.carr@gmail.com 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

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

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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!

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