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Post: July 13th, 2011: ERS-2011-07-13 #261 Show Notes

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Busy week on the show and busy week at work as it’s hard to believe we’re half way through July! Where does the time go?  Great to see so many media outlets covering the opening of the Elevator Historical Society in New York, very cool indeed to see such interest in it and pretty soon you’ll be able to become a member online and support the efforts of preserving our history. Some serious news on the program today from Milwaukee as a man falls to his death while getting out of a stalled elevator. I’m not sure if Wisconsin has adopted A17.3 or not and what the story is on this but I hope that accidents like this are prevented in the future.

News/Article Links: American Dreams to be costly Beijing checks subway stations after fatal crush Concert planned to raise money for VFW fund Elevator  Museum - ADAfruit Photo: Glass elevator at Apple store Gothamist covers Elevator Museum Opening Greenfield man killed in fall down elevator shaft Metro almost ready to engage “next generation” escalator EW Unplugged: Photo of the week Safety board to discuss Sugarloaf Elevatoring Productions covers elevator forum Transit escalator fix-it plans 7 escalator over bridges soon All Shanghai elevators to be inspected On demand escalators Couple claim another escalator failure CTA Stairway to heaven? Not quite Old Detroit Elevator Building goes greener Man survives 100 – foot fall down elevator shaft New Metro escalator opens at Foggy Bottom Station The Onion reports on panic disorders


Post: June 29th, 2011: ERS-2011-06-29 #259 Show Notes

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Hard to believe it’s the end of the month and this weekend is the Fourth of July! Wow does time fly when you’re having fun. I’m not sure about you but I’m looking forward to a three day weekend. For those of you headed out on vacation enjoy yourselves. On the program today there are some good articles, one including GM of the Metro testifies at a congressional hearing regarding safety and also important is the grand opening of the Brick and Mortar Elevator Museum in New York. Today also is the Chicago Cruise benefiting the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation and I promised we’d have good weather and good weather we will have. Look forward to seeing many of you tonight on the boat cruise!  Oh yea, and one more thing, we’re giving away a $100 Visa Gift Card and some other cool goodies on the program today.

Special thanks to the companies who have donated goodies to the prize pack giveaway!

Fujitec America, GAL, The National Association of Elevator Contractors, The National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities, The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation, Peelle, C.J. Anderson, Truxes, EMS Group, Elevator Bob’s Elevator Pictures, Minnesota Elevator, ElevatorGear.com, ElevatorShack.com, ElevatorU.org, Elevator World Magazine, Elevator Cab Renovations, The Elevator Preservation Blog, ECS Corporation, Parts Specialists,  Elevatormanstories.com & ElevatorHistory.org

News/Article Links: WSJ Covers First Ever Elevator Museum - Way to go Pat! Metro GM Testimony at Congressional hearing about safety Brick & Mortar Elevator Museum Opens Today In New York Elevator repair firm re-wins authority pact New US homes slipped 2.1 percent in may United Technologies Corp Bonds going up Escalator in Elon will be the only one in Alamance County From washrooms to elevators, royal tour is down to the nitty gritty How the call dispatch system works on an old Otis Elevator Old elevator button or something else?   Can you identify it? Photos of the week! Wirerope Works Tour Send the elevator directly to your floor Shopping complex 150 Worth escalator -fountain Conceived in an elevator, born in a bar Car on finals video GAL Brake drop fault Life at jail has ups and downs without elevator Send photos, get a free T-Shirt! Elevator Company fined $400,000 after fall Elevator Company Trains Florida Firefighters Elevator malfunctions and traps people Teen falls over Boston-Area escalator 11 Insane elevators Dover Basic Elevator Systems Training CD More on "Man Falls Down Elevator Shaft" Accident