man falls 100 feet down elevator

Post: July 13th, 2011: ERS-2011-07-13 #261 Show Notes

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Busy week on the show and busy week at work as it’s hard to believe we’re half way through July! Where does the time go?  Great to see so many media outlets covering the opening of the Elevator Historical Society in New York, very cool indeed to see such interest in it and pretty soon you’ll be able to become a member online and support the efforts of preserving our history. Some serious news on the program today from Milwaukee as a man falls to his death while getting out of a stalled elevator. I’m not sure if Wisconsin has adopted A17.3 or not and what the story is on this but I hope that accidents like this are prevented in the future.

News/Article Links: American Dreams to be costly Beijing checks subway stations after fatal crush Concert planned to raise money for VFW fund Elevator  Museum - ADAfruit Photo: Glass elevator at Apple store Gothamist covers Elevator Museum Opening Greenfield man killed in fall down elevator shaft Metro almost ready to engage “next generation” escalator EW Unplugged: Photo of the week Safety board to discuss Sugarloaf Elevatoring Productions covers elevator forum Transit escalator fix-it plans 7 escalator over bridges soon All Shanghai elevators to be inspected On demand escalators Couple claim another escalator failure CTA Stairway to heaven? Not quite Old Detroit Elevator Building goes greener Man survives 100 – foot fall down elevator shaft New Metro escalator opens at Foggy Bottom Station The Onion reports on panic disorders