escalator accident

Elevator Radio Show 531 – Week 5/15/2019

A child sits while riding an escalator, looses part of a finger and the parents demand the mall pay for medical bills. Visit www.eesf.org to learn more about how to properly ride an escalator. Parents teach your kids this please!

A child sits while riding an escalator, looses part of a finger and the parents demand the mall pay for medical bills. Visit www.eesf.org to learn more about how to properly ride an escalator. Parents teach your kids this please!

This is the first show I’ve done where there were more than one “I-Team” type investigative report on expired elevator certificates. In the years I’ve been creating this podcast, never have any of them truly attempted to address or get to the bottom of the reason why. My question to you I-Team, reporter….look deeper into the numbers.  Find out the budget for the elevator inspection department, the number of inspectors the department has and the number of elevators that require inspections annually.  Go a step further and ask how long an inspection should take on average and plug those numbers into a spreadsheet.  After you’ve done this ask whether or not the funding allocated, the number of inspectors employed and the number of elevators, escalators, moving walkways and dumbwaiters that require inspections annually can be done based on the time and number of inspectors there are to do it. Do the numbers confirm that there’s adequate funding and employed inspectors to complete the number of inspections that are required each year?

Elevator Radio Show 529 - Week 4/17/2019 - Canadian Supreme Court Listens to Escalator Case

Elevator Radio Show 525 – Week 3/13/2019

I was truly moved at the number of you who emailed me the news regarding the fatality in ND.  While an investigation it still pending initial reports indicate he was electrocuted while servicing an escalator.  Every time I read one of these articles my heart sinks and I feel like my words fall on deaf ears.  Your emails, sharing the news of this tragedy, helped me realize that safety is a priority to so many of you which I find a small amount of comfort in. Keep the Bosch, his family, especially his wife and two daughters in your thoughts and prayers.

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 518 – Week 10/31/2018

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It is so sad that we lost another elevator mechanic this past week. I share that article along with another which goes to show that even the most safety conscious can be hurt or fatally injured in their everyday work environments. Not a great show to make anyone feel good so share the stories, the information with your coworkers and let’s all do our best to prevent any more accidents like this from happening in the future.  Since it’s the last show of the month I’m giving away a $100 and some goodies from the companies listed below.

Prize Pack Giveaway – Thanks To The Following Prize Pack Giveaway Donors!

C.J. Anderson & Company, Colley Elevator Company, Codedataplate.com,  The National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities, The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation, Truxes, EMS Group, Elevator Bob’s Elevator Pictures, Minnesota Elevator, ElevatorU.org, Elevator World Magazine, NAEC, Elevator Cab Renovations, Parts Specialists Inc, Elevatormanstories.com, Elevator Riders Riding Club, Peelle, The pQEI Inspection App & Maxton Manufacturing

 News/Article Links:

Mechanic killed by counterweight

Man falls down elevator shaft - Lexington

A reminder; accidents can happen to anyone

In Memoriam: Bob Schumacher

Empire State Building: Unsung Hero’s

NYC’s Subway elevator attendants to stay put

Residential home lift company issues recalls

Court action against owner of apartment building

Escalator collapsed as escalator collapses in Rome

CEA Meeting November 1st

QEI & Elevator Code Associate Training Schedule

Elevator Radio Show 517 - Week 10/17/2018

!!!!Never attempt to ride an escalator in a wheelchair!!! INJURY AND OR DEATH WILL OCCUR!

!!!!Never attempt to ride an escalator in a wheelchair!!! INJURY AND OR DEATH WILL OCCUR!

I learned some sad news this week about the passing of Gordon Ernst who was a consultant from Washington.  I didn’t know Gordon that well and met him only a few times. However he made a lasting impression on me. Recognize those who make this profound impact on you, no matter how little or how great. Know that life is short and before you know it the time we have here to make a difference will soon be gone. I know, a bit morbid for a Wednesday morning but lately I’ve discovered the reality that even though life is the longest thing we’ll ever do it’s as fragile as an egg. 

Elevator Radio Show 516 – Week 10/3/2018

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Back from a week in Atlantic City exhibiting at the NAEC and it was great to see so many of you who stopped by to say hello. I love the fact the show was out east to tailor to our NY and east coast friends and hope that after the next two or three times we’re scheduled to hold a convention there we can move to other cities and venues. I’ll share a quick recap of the event, also on what’s happening with our production equipment and want you to know it feels good to be back.

Elevator Radio Show – Week 9/19/2018

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4:38 am CST - My apologies but there will be no audio or video show today. After the show notes were all done I went to go turn on my production computer and got nothing. I’m hoping it’s just the power supply but have a feeling it’s more than that. Might be a good opportunity to get a more robust computer that can handle more video/audio processing. Make your back ups people, preferably to an offsite location, that’s where mine reside.

For friends and industry family affected by Hurricane Florence we’re thinking about you. The news footage from the flooding looks terrible and no matter how well one prepares for a hurricane Mother Nature is a force that brings with it some serious untamed power. If there’s anything I can do for listeners of the show please let me know. Next week is the NAEC Fall convention in Atlantic City which I’ll be at and on the show today I share some of my fun memories of when my dad would return from it back in the 70’s when I was a kid. I’m looking forward to seeing many of you which I don’t get to see but once a year.  

News/Article Links:

NYC DOB Compliance Filings Move Online

10 injured in escalator accident in high school

Child dies in elevator - Bulgaria

Woman suffers gas after escalator panel dislodges

Church plans to build elevator

Broken elevator at Harrisburg high rise repaired

Man seriously hurt after getting leg stuck in escalator

Hundreds race up massive Rottweil elevator test tower

Elon Musks Loop Lift

Man accused of preying on girls in elevator

CEA Next Meeting

Elevator shaft falls from building as typhoon hits

Construction elevators going pink

Oregon City Municipal Elevator

Elevator Radio Show 514 – Week 9/5/2018

Visit  NAESA International  for QEI Educational Opportunities 

Visit NAESA International for QEI Educational Opportunities 

Next week is the Wisconsin Elevator Symposium and I’m looking forward to it. The venue, the topics and the ability to get so many educational credits in once place draws a lot of people. If you need to get your educational credits consider attending this event. It’s a really cool place to hold a conference and a first rate event. I’ll be there the night for the dinner and look forward to seeing many of you there.

Elevator Radio Show 512 – Week 8/29/2018

It’s like either heat has hit elevators pretty hard across the country or there’s a full moon out there because there are so many articles regarding elevators not working I couldn’t share them all. In addition seems as if there are crazy people out there as well using and doing things in elevators they shouldn’t be doing. It’s the last show of the month and I’ve got a $100 gift card and prize pack box to giveaway. Thanks for tuning into the show today.

Prize Pack Giveaway – Thanks To The Following Prize Pack Giveaway Donors!

C.J. Anderson & Company, Colley Elevator Company, Codedataplate.com,  The National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities, The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation, Truxes, EMS Group, Elevator Bob’s Elevator Pictures, Minnesota Elevator, ElevatorU.org, Elevator World Magazine, NAEC, Elevator Cab Renovations, Parts Specialists Inc, Elevatormanstories.com, Elevator Riders Riding Club, Peelle, The pQEI Inspection App & Maxton Manufacturing

Elevator Radio Show 511 – Week 8/15/2018

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Some of the featured articles on today’s show are ones I wish I weren’t sharing. One I found cool shares an elevator company that’s investing in training our current and future workforce. And as a reminder don’t wear soft soled shoes or take your furry friends on escalators. In addition the email I shared today centers around the building owner with some colorful commentary by your truly.  

Elevator Radio Show 510 – Week 8/8/2018

The two topics I want to touch on today involve flooding elevators as well as watching your kids when out in the world. I’m not talking about keeping them on a physical leash or anything but one accident involving a 3 year old and an escalator could have been prevented had she been watched more closely. Flooding elevators is a much more serious concern than originally thought as the power of water when it arrives too quickly can cause a serious life threatening situation.

Elevator Radio Show 509 – Week 7/25/2018

Visit www.eesf.org 

Visit www.eesf.org 

Riding escalators is safe, as long as you ride them the correct way.  The fine print is as follows for all the ambulance chasing attorneys out looking to purchase their next vacation home on the cape with a settlement relating to our industry,  I have no idea what the specifics are from any of the accidents shared in today’s show.  However based on my knowledge as a father and my job to keep my kids safe the information shared in those articles leads me to believe that in both cases the escalators were not being ridden safely.  Hands should be on the hand rails, feet should be away from the sides of an escalator.  As parents it’s our job to protect and teach our children the best way to survive in the world. If there was any money in suing parents for negligence I’m certain you’d see a huge new field of attorneys pursuing it.   

Elevator Radio Show 508 – Week 7/18/2018

Heat effects more than just our bodies. Elevators, rooftop machine rooms and power fluctuations can cause elevators to stop working and for good reason.  

Heat effects more than just our bodies. Elevators, rooftop machine rooms and power fluctuations can cause elevators to stop working and for good reason.  

Good to be back after a busy four weeks of travel.  I’m thinking things will settle down a little bit by November. I appreciate so many of you reaching out to me asking what the heck was going on but the reality is that life just got really, really busy for me, more so than normal.

“Elevators don’t run if you don’t do maintenance,” said Dick Gregory, a Chicago-based elevator consultant who has testified as an expert witness in lawsuits involving elevator injuries throughout the country. “And they’re not safe if you don’t do maintenance.” - Dick Gregory - Vertex Elevator Consultants

Elevator Radio Show 501 – Week 4/18/2018

Elevator Radio Show 499 – Week 4/4/2018

Elevator Radio Show 498 – Week 3/14/2018

Elevator Radio Show 497 – Week 3/07/2018

Crazy elevator openings at the Rosemont Parking Garage gives a whole new meaning to "Got Lift"?  Photo Credit: J. Day

Crazy elevator openings at the Rosemont Parking Garage gives a whole new meaning to "Got Lift"?  Photo Credit: J. Day

It was nice to see many of you at the NAESA International Spring Workshop on Friday. I appreciate the opportunity to provide a very quick update on the EESF and what we covered during our annual meeting.  Education is critical in everything we do and continuing it yearly if not daily is important. The day I stop learning something new is the day I should be in the eight feet under. Share what you learn with others, especially when it comes to preserving and protecting the safety of others.

Get your "got lift" Goods today by clicking the image above. 

Get your "got lift" Goods today by clicking the image above. 

Elevator Radio Show 496 – Week 2/28/2018

There is so much to cover on the show today that’ I’m certain of leaving something or many things out.  First and foremost I’m back from the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation Annual General Meeting and it felt good to pass the gavel on to Mark Mullins the EESF’s new Chairman.  I’m proud to be a member of the foundation and also to have helped it these past few years but now it’s ready for the executive board to help it reach its goals and promote its mission.  

Last Show Of The Month – Prize Pack Giveaway – Thanks To The Following Prize Pack Giveaway Donors!

C.J. Anderson & Company, Colley Elevator Company, The National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities, The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation, Truxes, EMS Group, Elevator Bob’s Elevator Pictures, Minnesota Elevator, ElevatorU.org, Elevator World Magazine, NAEC, Elevator Cab Renovations, Parts Specialists Inc, Elevatormanstories.com, CodeDataPlate.com, Elevator Riders Riding Club, Peelle, The pQEI Inspection App & Maxton Manufacturing

 

Elevator Radio Show 493 – Week 1/17/2018

Support the family of one of our own.  https://www.gofundme.com/brandonsfarewell

Support the family of one of our own. https://www.gofundme.com/brandonsfarewell

As we learn the identity of the mechanic who was killed in a work related accident last week I think it hurts even more after learning he was a young father. If the photos don’t help you in working methodical and safe each day nothing will.