I wish I could say that it was a quiet week in news but it was far from that with too many accidents. Be careful out there as temperatures rise which can lead to some significant fatigue and dehydration if you’re in the field. Remember that heat can serious effect any elevator system especially with roof top machine rooms that are not climate controlled. To balance the accidents the EESF has launched the new children’s Safe T Riders interactive website as a major tool in reaching kids and parents. I’ll have more talk about this on an upcoming show. There will be no show next week as I’ll be on vacation with my family. If you haven’t planned yours yet do so as soon as you can.
Another death involving a person falling over the side of an escalator as they allegedly attempted to slide down the handrail. Please, no matter how tempted you may be do NOT ever try this. This seems to be a more common thing as there were two accidents like this that happened last week. Also to you parents out there; put your phones down when at the mall or riding escalators/elevators with your kids and keep an eye on them. Actually you should be doing this all the time and if we ever get to the point where we need signs or laws that have to remind us of this I may end up giving up on the human race.