Henry Fuchs Elevator Death

Post: November 11th, 2009: ERS-2009-11-11 #179 Show Notes

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This week was filled, over 350 articles, covering the exciting news regarding the Space Elevator Games and the tragic death of Drummer Henry Fuch who fell down a shaft after trying to get out of a stalled elevator. This accident could have been prevented had Henry simply stayed put and waited for help to arrive. Remember the safest place to be when an elevator is not working is inside the elevator.  Wait for help to arrive!

These kinds of accidents can be avoided with working door restrictors and longer toe guards. The technology is there, even to retrofit the oldest elevators out there. It’s the balance between elevators being grandfathered under older elevator codes and building owners who can’t afford the upgrades. I’d rather save a life than take my chances with a potential lawsuit.

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