elevator drowning

Elevator Radio Show 524 – Week 3/6/2019

This is one of those WTF photos. What' you’re looking at is a ladder for a drywall installer and it spanning the opening of an elevator shaft. The barricade is also ridiculous.

This is one of those WTF photos. What' you’re looking at is a ladder for a drywall installer and it spanning the opening of an elevator shaft. The barricade is also ridiculous.

There’s a wide variety of article links shared on today’s show. The first one pounds home the concern for safety in the job site as it relates not to construction or maintenance of buildings but in other services like demolition and wrecking.  It’s a terrible accident and reminder of just how fragile life is and how it can change in an instant.  

Elevator Radio Show 477 - Week 09/06/17


As Houston starts the cleanup/rebuilding process please consider donating financially if you’re able to do so.  Here’s a link to an article which can help you decide where you donation will go the furthest. I know we have ERS Family down in the area and our thoughts are with them during this difficult time.  Now Puerto Rico, the surrounding islands and Florida have to worry about Irma and what appears to be one of the worst hurricanes to hit Florida in a long time.  Let’s hope it loses some strength the closer to land it gets.  Those of you headed to the NAEC Convention, safe travels. I’m looking forward to seeing so many of you down in Orlando.


No Show This Week - 08/30/17


There’s now show this week as I just returned for taking my son to college.  I want to let both friends and family know in the Houston and surrounding area that you’re in our thoughts right now.  The news coverage of the flooding that we’re seeing is devastating.  If there’s anything any of your industry family can help you with please reach out to me and I’ll spread the word and I, along with others, will help you the best that I can. 

I wanted to share this one story with you as it directly relates to flooding and elevators.  This same type of accident happened in 2001. Let’s take steps to ensure that accidents like this don’t happen again the next time any type of flooding occurs where elevators are present.


Post: August 17th, 2011: ERS-2011-08-17 #265 Show Notes

Click Here to download ERS-2011-08-17 #265 Gorgeous weather here in Chicago, this is what I wish it were like all year round. With all the rain that’s hit much of the United States it was just a matter of time when a story like the one posted first in the show happened?  If you can believe it there was a tragic death in Houston where a woman drowned in an elevator during Tropical Storm Allison which made many realize the importance of pit flood sensors and circuitry to move the elevator up to the top floor and park it. Glad that the incident in NY didn’t have the same outcome.  Those of you attending the NAESA International Conference in Portland have a great time this week. Wish I were there! For more information on supporting this great organization please visit http://www.naesai.org/

News/Article Links: Record rains nearly drown pair trapped in N.Y. Elevator Houston Elevator Drowning Original Article from 2001 No one should drown in an elevator! Elevator outage hits private equity firms Stairlift company announces special offer Six trapped in elevator for over an hour Elevator Labs Space Elevator enthusiasts face unanswered questions KONE Acquires A-Lift Elevator State of MA requires some costly elevator fixes Five Year old residential elevator accident – Support the EESF! Skyscraper Museum 7 Fun Things to do in an elevator A day in the life of a traveling elevator inspector Elevator Dial finds new home Elevator rope gauge review Google ebooks – Elevator and Escalator Accidents Repairman finds woman’s missing ring – six months later Great Chicago Elevator restoration NCEIG Starts Up In September EW Unplugged: Photo of the weeks ThyssenKrupp Americas releases 2009/2010 report Investigation Reports Elevators & Escalators City of Chicago Proposed Regs and Rules Updated Romney Talks Jobs, Economy at Stanley Elevator - COOL! Nebraska State Capitol Elevators to undergo rennovation