Click Here to download ERS-2014-09-24 #374 The first article of the show today shows the importance for the elevator code and why the enforcement of it is so important. While many feel as if the code is another form of government intervention nothing could be farther from the truth. When those out there build lifting devices by themselves and install them the reality of a tragedy occurring similar to the one in Mississippi is one much closer than many realize. Also, if you recognize the guy in the photo he’s wanted for sexually assaulting a women in an elevator. Contact details for the NYPD as well as the photo and more details can be found by clicking the following link here. News/Article Links: One dead and two injured after lift accident Historical center to install elevator – I hope they use CJA Japanese company to have working space elevator by 2050 New escalator to be installed in Festival Place KONE Tower still in the elevator business Sault Ste. Marie to restore historic elevator Documentary on space elevator coming LIRR to replace six station escalators less than 2 years after renovations Lawsuit over T escalator death settled Catching up with Doug Business on the rise at Bison No Rats on escalators Beware if your kids wear soft soled shoes on escalators Man sexually assaulted woman in Queens elevator
I woke up to what appeared to be a winter blizzard and was shocked driving in at how heavy the snow is. I guess the last two days of above freezing temps were enough to warm the ground up, making the snow that fell, wet and slushy. After the show I get to go shovel a bit of it which I hope is the last of this season. Have you ever seen an elevator like the one in this post? The person who sent it to me simply stated, “Only In Iowa”. I can’t imagine the condition of the rest of the elevator when the inside looks like this.
New/Article Links: Elevator U Call for Papers Register for the IAEC NAEC Offers Expo Discount Pitt approves $58M in rennovations Helipad can save 5-10 minutes in emergencies Tube’s only wooden escalator to carry last passengers Engineer, 73, jailed for lift-plunge horror Phila. Project elevators idea of ‘Elevator Music’ 12 elevators you need to see to believe CEA March Meeting Recap What solid state elevator buttons look like Signs of elevator rope wear Game of Thorne’s virtual elevator experience Elevator Safety Flaws Persist Despite History of Accidents 10 killed in construction-site collapse Man falls down elevator shaft in Olyphant Maxton Manufacturing holds CET Training Classes
Click Here to download ERS-2014-02-26 #358 Just checking out the news this morning there’s a lot to cover. It’s good to be back behind the microphone again. Had a great time in icy Atlanta for the EESF AGM two weeks ago and it was nice to see those that made it in. I know for most of us getting home was the big concern. I’ll recap the meeting provide some highlights of it and cover two weeks’ worth of news which may not be current but it’s still news. As always, thanks for joining me today! Special thanks to the companies who have donated goodies to the prize pack giveaway! C.J. Anderson & Company, The National Association of Elevator Contractors, The National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities, The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation, Peelle, GAL, 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, CodeDataPlate.com, Elevator Riders Riding Club, The pQEI Inspection App & Maxton Manufacturing News/Article Links: CEA Meeting March 6th IAEC Forum Registration site open NAEC Educational website opens ERRC – EESF AGM Recap The worst performing Metro escalators Space elevators are totally possible Safe and Efficient Cosmic Travel Elevator repairman’s body found in elevator shaft Investigation continues Accident at hospital construction site kills 11 Bangkok More on above Camera’s catch fraudulent claims Original bear mural hidden in elevator shaft Escalator step plates stolen in India MARTA reveals neat facts about elevators and escalators Worker killed in elevator shaft fall in cement plant Elevator mod rip out part 2 4 Year Old Boy’s head gets stuck in escalator Toddler and escalator accident LES Subway station escalator stops working hours after debut Murray Morgan bridge elevator still inoperative URGENT NOTIFICATION: Residential Elevators Elevator companies help grant teens wish Boy dies in accident on mall escalator Old Otis factory building to be used London’s Escalator Safety Cool article on Sedgwick Machine works Second Jury doubles original $4M award
Click Here to download ERS-2012-02-22 #286 Nice to be back in the saddle again, although I did enjoy sleeping in last week, or should I say sleeping until 6:00. It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to do that. Two weeks of articles to go through today, I promise to do my best to get through it in under an hour. I appreciate the e-mails from many of you who let me know you missed the show last week. I missed putting it out for you as well. Next week is our $100 prize pack giveaway show so get signed up for the e-newsletter and you’ll be eligible to win.
News/Article Links: EU New Look and Letter from Pres. EESF AGM Meeting – Elevator Riders Aircraft carrier elevator EIGSC Membership Renewal Problems at Bethesda escalators Florida Upcoming Elevator Code Changes Elevator in hundreds of Chicago Buildings not inspected 5 Trapped in elevator in good spirits Inside an elevator motor Mitsubishi outputs 100000 elevator/escalator EW Unplugged: Funny Scary video – YIKES! TKE Innovative Geared to Gearless Technology Pimp My Elevator Elevatorlaw.com Snow in Roanoke Toshiba to expand business in India An escalating problem Elevator operator still on the ride of his life Elevator fire damages hospital control room Elevator camera catches robbery suspects Japanese Construction company to build SE by 2050 Elevator company vows to discipline workers Button repair Elevator controller terminal maintenance Dover holeless hydro video Final ride on condo Otis Elevator KONE acquires controlling interest in GiantKone Site of fatal midtown accident fully reopens CEA Meeting Next Week
I'm surprised no one was killed in this video.
It’s one of those weeks that I'm not sure if I'm coming or I'm going. While the number of elevator and escalator news stories was fewer than normal the first two are pretty bad. One involved another over the side escalator accident fall which occurred in Michigan. One witness noted that she jumped up on the handrail only to fall over the side. Remember, escalator handrails are somewhat grippy and you should NEVER try to do this! She was lucky with her injury while others have died with these types of accidents. Also going on today is the Chicago Elevator Association code update seminar which I'm assisting with. I’m looking forward to seeing many of you who listen to the show at the event today. The ECNY is also having an action packed week as it holds its own vendor expo. For every one who’s out on the road, have safe travels on your way home.
News/Article Links: Teen injured after 3-story fall down elevator shaft Witness speaks about girl’s fall from escalator Answer to “Can You Identify This Old Part” KONE’s elevators for Delhi Airport Express Line Police find homeless couple living in elevator shaft Magnetek and Leveling Video Metro escalator problems cause delays Teen recovering from escalator fall Escalators bring out the best in people? Bill would ease crowding at Judicial Complex Cool antique London Elevator Picture Teen who fell from escalator broke her pelvis – Very lucky! Courthouse in Wailuku needs fixing Home elevator installation best left to professional Businessman claims he was hurt in elevator Motown Distillery set to begin production in Elevator Building Schindler Announces Price Increases in US & Canada Firefighters rescue two from stopped elevator Otis Elevator to provide Kohinoor Square with escalators Elevator motor sparks uptown fire Boy frees himself from amusement ride and dies
Another shorter show this week everyone as we have some very light content on the program. Thanks for being patient with the new recording software. I think all in all it went pretty smoothly. It’s nice to see things settle down in the vertical transportation arena, especially when we’re talking about accidents in the news. I’d love to see the day that elevators and escalators fail to even make the news front.
Something new we’re doing on this weeks show is embedding the video part to this program. For those of you who like video it is linked below. Those of you who like to listen to the podcast you can continuing doing that as well.
Escalator lies unused due to lack of safety clearance - India Smithsonian Warsaw Hand Operated Lift Needs a Home Two wood-be thieves get trapped in elevator Hamster elevator No….it’s not my keg! Thanks to video cameras cops nab sex attacker Transit in Malaysia needs accessibility upgrades Very funny elevator commercial Former Tunisia First Family had home elevators Funny “elevator” simulation video Luzerne County Housing Authority needs elevator repairs The Bradbury Elevator Picture Southern Traction Elevator Lynchburg, VA Woman stuck in elevator, okay now thanks to mechanic KONE Centre will be super-efficient building 10 hurt in MRT escalator accident Gig Harbor Fire HQ addition gets national attention