WMATA escalator accident

Elevator News Video/Audio Show #301 – Week 08/15/2012

Click Here to download ERS-2012-08-15 #301 Shorter show today in light of the content and it’s nice to be back. Still in shock over what happened a weekend ago, I don’t think I’ll ever be the same. I truly appreciate all the warm comments of support I received after I sent last weeks email out and it was touched that they came from all over the world. I’ll share more about it on today’s show. They truly helped me get through the week. The entire situation was a gentle reminder that life is fragile and that in some small way we’re here to make the world a better place, one day at a time.

News/Article Links: Elevator Riders Riding Club Poker Run Set Power outage leaves elevator riders stranded Quebec Selling escalator to nowhere Power outage in TX this time Google: Mapping Inside Buildings Metro plagued by problems Monday morning Elevator for walkway going out for bid Five injured on WMATA escalator End of the week time waster KONE Centre is completed CEA Golf outing a success Top 100 Elevator Manufacturers…interesting Cool story about artifact being dug up City of Chicago Tech Support Classes Defense Department gives for tunnel, metro elevators Bad elevator etiquette, survey says... Schindler wins contract for Santa Clara Stadium Firms Fined for Workers’ Four Story Plunge Down Elevator Shaft Two hurt in escalator accident at Pearl’s Centre Senior beaten in elevator Escalator in Brooklyn Subway Station breaks down frequently More Ups Than Downs Book Now Available Jeff Kafka Passes Away

Post: March 2nd, 2011: ERS-2011-03-02 #243 Show Notes

Back from a great time in Mobile AL, where I attended the Annual General Meeting for the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation! I also got a chance to visit both the foundation and Elevator World which was really cool.  I’ll recap what we accomplished and personally would like to thank those who have contributed so much to the foundation and the new comers to the board. Some tough reality to face as the budget is approved for next year. Also on the program we’ll cover the calendar of events for our industry.   

Calendar Of Events: NAESA Calendar NAEC Calendar IAEC Calendar ECA Calendar EIG SC Calendar CEA Calendar ECNY Calendar CECA Calendar EESF Calendar Elevator U Calendar MESA Calendar NCEIG Calendar The Lift Academy

News/Article Links: Dozens topple off malfunctioning DC escalator Video Footage Fall 2010 MTA Chief admits failure to maintain escalators Memo surfaces about broken subway escalator Metro Grade: The Escalator Doomsday Sudden cardiac arrest – Call the elevator first Goofy elevator video Three fall down Chadstone escalators No plans for criminal probe in ski lift accident Broken elevator leaves residents trapped Burning insulation on elevator motor creates smoke Classic: Elevator Fail Running a vertical marathon Historic Courthouse rebounds after fire Historical Society passes $250 thousand Hoist Machine Touchup How safe are chairlifts compared to cars, escalators and elevators Man sues claiming to have fallen down elevator shaft Man trapped in elevator during power outage I have to go here School works to get elevator for handicapped student Searching for Data Tags $5000 towards elevator project Lift operator dies during elevator rescue EW Unplugged: Another happy elevator story Construction soon to start at Lynchburg YWCA Elevator advertising Council approves $385K in City Hall Upgrades Residential elevators: A useful addition for your house Lift Game Test – Thanks Chris Great comments from escalator step collapse story Support the EESF Today!