WMATA Transit Escalators

Post: March 16th, 2011: ERS-2011-03-16 #245

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Today we’ve got another tough show as we are reminded again the need for the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation.  A child died when he fell over the side of an escalator. If you’re tracking news stories like this on your own you would have seen the dozen articles linking to this. If you have time and if the articles you read have a comments section please promote the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation and its website.  On top of that story our hearts and prayers go out to the people of Japan and the devastation that country has been hit with. It truly puts things in perspective.


News/Article Links: 4 Year old boy dies after falling from an escalator Elevator & Escalator Safety Program for Kids Escalator inspectors on leave after MA boy dies Escalator inspectors suspended – Photo of escalator 16 people jammed in elevator causes it to get stuck Elevator Radio Show Podcast on Youtube  - Thanks John Metro lays out goals for escalator improvements Metro transit chief Sarles says maintenance backlog will take years One elevator fixed in Salem Hospital parking garage Elevator World Unplugged: Video with good ending Schindler expands BIM product offering Singaporean elevator shutdown traps President UTC Tweaks 2011 earnings guidance Waitress dies after falling down dumbwaiter shaft Elevator Operators under fire at UN Greenpeace activist climb coal elevator at Bridgeport Japan’s quake ‘pure panic,’ Islander says Library elevator stuck Two guys with guitars in Gage elevator Will laser powered space elevator become a reality soon? Worker rescued after becoming stuck in crane elevator Person rescued from elevator shaft in Manhattan Who’s responsible for the elevator phone Thief profits from elderly  fall Uphill for oldies, disabled at Soweto’s Maponya Mall Court rejects demands in escalator accident case

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Post: March 24th, 2010: ERS-2010-03-24 #197 Show Notes

Click Here to download ERS-2010-03-24 #197 While I thought this was the last show of the month it’s actually next week! That will be our prize pack giveaway. Some changes to my RSS Feed have increased the number of articles that relate to our industry so a little more on the content today. An amazing feature is the number of videos relating to elevators and escalators, some of which are very scary. Have a safe week everyone, thanks for tuning in.

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News Links: Interesting “Theory of Commons” and the Elevator Terrifying Bruins Hockey Commercial Blast from the Past – Interesting Design Goofy video, with sign posted in elevator? Worker Hospitalized after elevator falls End of May for MARTA Escalators CBS Special, Hidden escalator safety hazards How to annoy folks on a crowded elevator Lobby makeover with glass dial and cast fixture Metrorail outages on escalators, elevators frustrate riders Never take dogs on escalators! An idiot is born every second The above applies, squared Super long escalator in Japan 1 Super long escalator in Japan 2 Woman spends hours in elevator Space Elevator Prizes Announced Traffic, Transit Questions Kitten Elevator Making UMKC accessible to all 1857 March 23rd: Mr. Otis gives you a lift No injuries reported as car slams into office building Top 10 Memorable Elevator scenes in Movies Burst Pipe causes flood at SJSU’s Duncan Hall ZBB Energy Corp secures order from NIDON Clean Energy