Rise Up Safe Rider

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: June 16th, 2010: ERS-2010-06-16 #208 Show Notes

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Back from a great time at the Elevator U conference at Purdue University all I can say is those guys and gals know how to have a great time. It was great to see everyone at the event and I’d like to thank those who support EU as well as the EESF. The conference was filled with three days of education, a silent auction, vendor show and some great networking opportunities. I’ll give a better recap on the show today. Lots to talk about on the program everyone, I’ve got two weeks worth of news stories to get through and I’ll do my best to get through it as quickly as possible. Those in the Midwest area please sign up for the Chicago Cruise next week. It’s always a great time and fun for everyone.

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