NY Elevator Accident

Elevator Radio Show - Video/Audio Show #302 – Week 08/22/2012

Click Here to download ERS-2012-08-22 #302 Well it's the first day of school for my boys and if you can believe it our phone and internet was out all day yesterday which mean't they had to find alternative ways to have a good time, like exploring on their bikes and playing with the neighborhood kids. I was suprised when I got home to discover they were really okay with this and it gave me a chance to share with them my stories of when I was their age, as if kids want to hear this kind of stuff, and what I ended up doing. I can honestly say that they enjoyed not playing xbox live without there friends and realized that there's a world beyond the internet and cable tv. I wish the internet would go out more often.

Shorter show today on the content side but I did want to thank all of you who e-mailed and called with support and sympathy for our good friends and for those of you who wrote wishing I wouldn't have said anything at all I apologize. It was part of my own therapy sharing with you my feelings and it helped. I will not bring it up again and thank you for allowing me to share it. Everyone have a great week and weekend and thanks for listening/watching the show today.

News/Article Links:

Those able to use stairs shouldn’t take an elevator Pepsi delivery man sues gas and elevator company LIRR escalator review shuts down 10 escalators Are elevators really safe? Do the right thing Fire truck stolen as firefighters help elevator entrapment Escalator collapses at four seasons mall Elevator out of service sign Two hurt in escalator accident at Pearl’s Centre Southern Hydraulic Elevator Video Escalator behavior Sliding down Metro Escalators Not Metro Approved KONE Wins major contract in Singapore Otis awarded Hong Kong Green Building Award Man crushed by elevator suffers head trauma Technician falls to his death at NSSF Building 5 Injured after metro escalator incident CJA Made Parts For Zenith Building in NY Up For Sale Where Accident Occured

Elevator News Show #291: ERS-2012-04-04 – Video & Audio

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If this is the kind of news week we get when I go on vacation, next time I just might reconsider.  Talk about a week full of SNAFU's that have me once again questioning a bunch of things which I’ll comment during the show today. Two articles on I swear were April fools jokes, unfortunately only one was.

In light of the response from the elevator mechanic in NY regarding the tragedy in December I will be sharing my EMI/RFI Testing experience with you so that comprehending what is being stated is understood by everyone.  I sure hope that the news source covering the article would run down the leads mentioned in the article to confirm that was the case before actually printing it.  There was also another accident in NY, this time involving a cable and an elevator dropping. Pretty serious stuff as this kind of thing is not supposed to happen. It’s getting a bit redundant and the riding public is starting to take notice. Is it too late to change? That my friends is the question. News/Article Links: Company introduces the world’s first pay per use elevator service Elevator mechanic electrocuted in NY building 17 year old survives six story Elevator Plunge Gothamist has a point! NY City Council Speaker: Elevator repairmen don’t need a license? Accused elevator mechanic says city consultant found many problems Four year Olds hand torn after being pushed down escalator Boy crushed by an automobile elevator Don’t miss tomorrows Chicago Elevator Association meeting! China Elevator Industry Report Church may donate elevator Mitt Romney campaign nixes his car elevator, for now EW Unplugged: Elevator Blitz: The Game Foggy Bottom blues: 3 escalators go down Is the DC Metro Escalator Problem Getting Worse? Like for Like Elevator Controller replacement LIRR to review escalator safety after death EW Unplugged: Photo of the week Ringing the alarm of a 1930’s Otis MD’s 10 (not so) recent elevator and escalator accidents Verify if your controller company has any service bulletins I am so out of touch with what video games are cool Stair lift for fat pets….we’re adding to the problem The elevator quiz Elevator to the moon LIRR looking into another escalator incident Rail firms open legal proceedings in Belgian court VTA continues elevator, escalator upgrades KONE to supply Oklahoma City’s First Destination Dispatch System Otis Elevators buyback deal How Metro explains all broken, idle escalators Bad traveling cable

Post: January 25th, 2012: ERS-2012-01-25 #284 Show Notes

Click Here to download ERS-2012-01-24 #284 Last show of January and you know what that means….it’s our prize pack giveaway. Next week there will be no show as I will be traveling to Atlanta, GA to attend the Annual Meeting for the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation. I’m excited about the meeting and wish I could stay longer. More information on the accident in NY has surfaced and it’s going to get a lot uglier as the DA gets involved with the investigation. I can’t say it enough, we as an industry need to make sure that training is our number one priority. Sure it’s important to learn about the code but when you get right down to it if there are people out there working on elevators and escalators who are not properly trained they are doing the job incorrectly each and every day. For states that require continuing education credits each year, make them count. It’s not enough to simply just learn about the code. Safety and understanding what can happen if the job is not done correctly is just as important. No one knows it all and each day we all need to learn something new.

Special thanks to the companies who have donated goodies to it!

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, Elevator Riders Riding Club, Elevator History Museum, Code Data Plate.com and  Certified Conveyance Training Corp.

News/Article Links: Officials state elevator maintenance cause death DA delves into NY elevator horrorTime out jumper anyone? 12 elevators you need to see to believe Baby born in elevator Schindler Port elevator video The importance of working escalators in mass transit Engineer testifies escalator was overloaded Escalator lawsuit settled How safe are your elevators EW Unplugged Photo of the Week: WOW! WTC Trade Center Progress Dog vs. Elevator Doors – Dog wins Child loses part of foot in escalator World Elevator Report Out Richard Hill, 85, Dies Courthouse Elevators operating after repairs Elevator issues lead to Carlsbad Caverns delays Seniors stuck in elevator Nowata County approves elevator upgrade Elevator broke at senior apartment building CJA Antique elevator fixtures video

Post: September 21st, 2011: ERS-2011-09-21 #269 Show Notes

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Back to work after a great week in New Orleans at the NAEC Convention!  It was truly an honor and pleasure to see so many of you who stopped by our booth and also attended my round table session. Very insightful conversations that occurred during the three hours I was there. As expected I learned just as much from those who attended as I had to share. I’ve got a complete update of last week along with some good articles to share on the program today. Good to be back in Chicago, the best part of any business trip is coming home.

News/Article Links: Dover Corporation and Adios for a bit Elevator crash at accelerator building injures two Man killed on escalator video Elevator Motor Commutator Maintenance Escalator enote Another great donation to the Elevator Historic Society Obesity in Children and teens is a growing epidemic MESA Elevator Safety Seminar Open Elevator drops three floors in NY When considering a home elevator Broken elevator Advertisements that will catch your attention Otis bringing jobs to SC Dupont Escalator closure will send crowds to other station NAEC Elevator Convention, another great year! Building owner meets elevator mechanic Casino CEA disputes elevator riders’ harrowing tale Elevator Code, CE Code and the NBCC Modernizing your elevator The Coolest Elevator in New York When an escalator becomes a glorified stair case Man pulled from mega yacht elevator shaft Otis expected to close S. Indiana Plant Controlling Health Care Costs September 11th Remembrance Elevator back in service at Cardinal Medeiros Towers Hilarious Fixture Commercial Video Caption Contest – Vote Now!


Elevator Segment on 20/20

I received an email from Pat Carrajat this morning that he is going to be on the last segment of 20/20 tonight.

I'm assuming that the prompted in response to the accident that happened on May 18th.  Which appears to be the result of an overloaded elevator. http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/05/18/passengers-injured-when-elevator-drops-three-floors-in-chelsea/


My hopes are that 20/20 does a better job than most media outlets have done in the past of covering a story like this. It can get frustrating when bits and pieces are taken out of a long interview only to serve the angle that the media is pushing.