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Elevator Radio Show - Video/Audio Show #318 - Week 12/26/2012

Click Here to download ERS-2012-12-26 #318 After a four day weekend and celebrating Christmas with my family I wish I had the rest of the week off as I’m a little tired this morning. Colder temperatures hit most of the Midwest, including the Chicago area and yesterday we actually had snow which was nice. Today I get to give away a gift, $100, as it’s our last show of the year and month. Happy New Year every one!

Special thanks to the companies who have donated goodies to the prize pack giveaway!

C.J. Anderson & Company, The National Association of Elevator Contractors, The National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities, The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation, Peelle, GAL, 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, CodeDataPlate.com, Elevator Riders Riding Club, The pQEI Inspection App & Maxton Manufacturing

News/Article Links: Elevator bids due January 17th Streetsville GO elevator back online Elevator falls 3 floors with attendant inside Let’s ride the amazing 1920’s Otis Elevator Video Footage of the first car-elevator parking garage, 1932 Is this for real? BART labors to keep escalators running Antique Otis Elevator Panel Cover for sale More cool photo of escalator being hosted WTC Woman attacked inside elevator in Bronx building GAL Tough Stuff. Check the photo out! Toddler loses fingers in Sydney shopping centre escalator Several injured when crowded elevator at prison falls 3 feet Merry Christmas from Diesel Ducy He’s still the elevator baby Mitsubishi Electric joint venture in India County to dedicate senior elevator Fresno couple trapped in elevator Homeless man found dead in elevator shaft

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 5th, 2011: ERS-2011-01-05 #235 Show Notes

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Happy New Year everyone!  This week we’re back to covering news articles on the show today and will also go into the upcoming calendar of events. January is the perfect time to start to coordinate your travel plans for attending the various educational and social industry opportunities that are out there. Thanks for the great feedback for last weeks recap show. One item I missed was future predictions which a listener specifically asked me via e-mail. Let’s hope for a better and safer 2011 as we head into a new decade.

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

News Links: Woman injured after leg caught in NYC Elevator Muni renews effort to keep escalators moving Girl injured in escalator accident Cyclists, Please stop taking the escalators New space elevator song Overland Park outsources many elevator inspections Windows, escalators fair game for Ads Boston: Woman freed after 20 minutes stuck in escalator More on first story. Leg caught/dragged in elevator Escalator Jigsaw Puzzle American Legion Post to open new elevator Escalator Action – Metro Repairs coming soon Funny Elevator Buttons Snopes digs into elevator decapitation rumor Death toll for China mine elevator accident rises to 7 Lift for justice, disabled at court KONE wins order for two Norwegian Cruise line ships Time to start a new era in Michigan Metro creates post to oversee escalators, elevators Eyewitness: Ups and Downs Elevators are Awesome Video – Great Job Elevator Productions