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Elevator Radio Show – Show Notes Only - Week 10/28/15

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Some technical difficulties this morning which prevented the show from being recorded properly so there's no show today. I'll give away the prize pack next week when we return to our regular scheduled programming.  Some serious article links on the show today. Two involve children riding escalators where neither was doing so properly and accidents resulted in both.  An unfortunate reminder of why we need to stop unsafe use whenever we see it and support the efforts of the EESF.  Spread the word on elevator/escalator safety and be careful this weekend celebrating Halloween. Don’t forget to turn your clocks back Saturday night and change your batteries in your smoke detectors. 


Elevator Radio Show - Video/Audio Show #399 - Week 05/27/15

IMG_1523 It’s a prize pack give away show everyone so listen to the end of the show to find out if you’re this month’s winner! It’s good to be back albeit a bit early for me. I wish this show wasn’t the kind I was doing. Word on the street is that two mechanics were killed, in different cities, while working in the field. What’s scary is this seems to be the third or fourth article that’s made it into mainstream news. Be safe out there no matter how you’re involved in the industry.

On a lighter note I attended the IAEC Forum last week in Nashville, great job on putting together a really enjoyable event. I really enjoyed talking with so many of you during our dinner and lunches. I learned a lot and will share a bit with you on my trip.  And finally thanks to all who donated to the prize pack giveaway. Without you we’d not have a box to send out each month.

Special thanks to the companies who have donated goodies to the prize pack giveaway! C.J. Anderson & Company, Colley Elevator 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: Mechanic killed in accident - IN Why TFL escalator and lift work can take so long 2 Year Old Boy Falls From Top of Escalator Homes with private elevators getting a lift EW Unplugged: Elevators in the Military IAEC Become a member today SMFTA to update Muni stations with elevators and escalators Elevator stalls with 24 Nebraska baseball players – Perhaps a few too many EIGSC Golf Tournament Support the EESFC Toronto Cruise! Guam’s entire elevator inspection industry is one man New Regs in FL Adventurous escalator rides Qatar Elevator and Escalator Forecast 2015-2021 Construction worker hurt after falling down elevator shaft South Korean man narrowly avoids being seriously hurt by elevator Boston: At least one in every five elevators not inspected Man killed by elevator was doing maintenance Chicago Cruise on June 10th! Elevator U Conference Registration – 26 Days Out

Elevator Radio Show - Video/Audio Show #396 - Week 04/08/15

Audio Link: Elevator Radio Show - Video/Audio Show #396 - Week 04/08/15 eesf150One fatality involving an elevator mechanic in Indiana and another injured in Texas have this week’s show one of the worst ones I’ve had to do in a while. In addition to these articles another one from NJ reported that an inspector also was injured after falling down an elevator shaft but the icing on the cake which made me sick was watching a little girl play at the top of a downward traveling escalator and being pulled over the side.  Parents, always watch your children at malls and anywhere for that matter. Never let them play around escalators or elevators they are not amusement rides. For the proper way to ride elevators and escalators visit the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation at www.eesf.org.

News/Article Links: Mechanic found dead at bottom of elevator shaft Worker seriously injured in elevator accident Elevator inspector falls in elevator shaft Six year old falls to her death playing on escalator NEII® Announces New 2015 BOD & Trust Committee NFTA Escalator replacement limping along Firefighter’s free girl after coat gets caught in escalator Voters set $18.65 million budget, includes elevators Bethesda Metro station closed due to escalator problem New Schindler 5500 Machine Room-less Elevator Elevator Office NAESA Central Workshop This Week

Elevator Radio Show - Video/Audio Show #387 - Week 01/21/15 - Sorry No Show

escalatorAll ready to go and what I thought I had fixed last week is not this morning as I started to record the show and nothing was recorded. It has to do with the Windows update that they are so great at pushing to all their computers in the middle of the night and my mixing board. I'll spend more time this week to get it figured out and apologize that there's no show today. I again share the show notes and will talk more about them next week. In addition to re-posting the accident link in last week’s show in Indiana a small child was hurt when he went over the side of an escalator. Support the mission of the EESF.org, at this point it's our best chance of getting the word out to parents about how elevators and escalators are not toys or amusement rides and how to ride them safely. News/Article Links: Mechanic killed in elevator accident Child in serious condition after fall from store escalator NEII® Regulatory and Legislative Agenda – The Insider CEA Meeting Feb 5th As elevator woes continue woman lifted to 3rd floor court room Smoking elevator equipment sets off fire alarms Otis Lifts Spain’s Elevator market Register for the NAEC Spring Conference Register for the EESF AGM Pretty cool VW Factory 2 teen girls seen trying to mug Brooklyn woman in elevator MEI/H&H Maxton Training Program What does the Elevator Chief do? Elevator Panel stolen from Russell Hall Elevator accident takes place at Bulgaria capital Escalator racing? Mitsubishi to expand development Kennedy couple returns to downtown hotel after 48 years Introducing the Elevator Geek MLK: Elevator Segregation

Elevator Radio Show - Video/Audio Show #378 - Week 11/5/14

Elevator Radio Show - Video/Audio Show #378 - Week 11/5/14 20930It’s November everyone and that means it’s the month we celebrate Thanksgiving as well as National Elevator Escalator Safety week which is next week. Download the information packets from the EESF, partake in the workplace campaign and spread the word about safety. Also Chicago was in the news this past week after it was discovered how much money was being lost because of elevators that were not inspected. Here’s an idea, perhaps adding more inspectors and raising inspection fees and investing in some software to make it easier for the inspectors might be the answer.

News/Article Links: Majority of required elevator inspections not done in Chicago Software to make the paperwork side of inspections makes life easier Disabled man falls to death at NY mall on escalator Batavia Downs adds escalators One day in an elevator with the President Minton elevator still damaged after flood Guard fired after Obama visit 25 face trial over Turkey elevator death EESF Launches Program Rebranding Campaign Escalator breakdowns add to SkyTrain woes Oh boy, elevator inspection I-Team Investigative Report Call for papers for the Lift Symposium Escalator accident cause of death found, scarf

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The Elevator Radio Show: ERS-2012-02-29 #287

Click Here to download ERS-2012-02-29 #287 Light on the number of news stories on the show today however the internet was flooded with the NYC DOB press release with the findings of the elevator fatality back in December. This article was picked up by pretty much every news organization as well as the general public. I wouldn’t doubt that it was one of the trending topics on twitter. I’ll have more on this story in a couple of days to add some fuel to the fire and hope that some good comes from it. Today is our prize pack giveaway and I’m pleased to be giving away another $100 along with some more cool goodies in our prize pack giveaway. Be safe out there.


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

Fujitec America, GAL, The National Association of Elevator Contractors, The National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities, The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation, Peelle, C.J. Anderson, 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, Elevator Riders Riding Club, Elevator History Museum, Code Data Plate.com and  Certified Conveyance Training Corp.

Safety protocols ignored Elevator guy still on the job MCHS may hit stop button on elevator plan Man injured in over the side escalator fall Elevator U Online Registration Open What your attitude says about you Cool Masonic Temple Otis Elevator – CJA Car Switch Safety message in Philippines No more escalator mishaps Keyed lockout demo St. Louis City Museum Elevator – Thanks Andrew PATCO to launch project to add elevators at train stops Schindler 500A Video Lack of elevator at Bronx’s subway station brings lawsuit Home elevator, yea or nay? Elevator Riders Riding Club launches FB Page April CEA Meeting – Presentation Topic: Minimize Liability Maxton contributes to training program

Post: August 24th, 2011: ERS-2011-08-24 #266 Show Notes

Click Here to download ERS-2011-08-24 #266 It’s hard to believe that it’s only two and a half weeks away from the NAEC Convention in New Orleans. Something about waiting until the last minute to finalize all the details get’s the excitement level up. I’m looking forward to it and to seeing many of you who are planning on attending. For those motorcycle/elevator enthusiasts out there, a new group has formed, Elevator Riders Riding Club to satisfy both of your interests. The best part about this club is that they ride to support the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation. They will be holding a 50/50 split the pot Poker Run at during the convention. More details in the link below.

News/Article Links: Elevator Riders Riding Club is Open Win Money 50/50 Poker Run NAEC Convention Fort Myers Courthouse Renovation starts Monday Museum founder wants to save ’64 Worlds Fair elevator Mall sued after child’s hand stuck in escalator Governor appoints Muskegon man to elevator safety board Space Elevator; won’t happen in 150 years Solder Slingin’ Elevator Motor Meet elevator accident survivor Virtual reality helps with phobias Beer delivery man injured in elevator fall Blown Rectifiers Kingdom Tower – Holy Crap! Metro Frustrations: Names and escalators Otis high rise elevators at Hyatt Regency CEA Golf Outing a Great Success Symptoms of bad motor room rectifiers Otis Hydro MRL? New Control Valve Cover from Maxton Giving back because it feels good! Fantasy of getting married in elevator 9/11 Brought Changes to Highrises Man falls into elevator shaft and dies TCHC Launches Class Action Lawsuit Steps taken over escalator safety Another over the side escalator fall leads to death Plastic Ties to fix elevators? What's your caption?

Post: April 6th, 2011: ERS-2011-04-06 #248 Show Notes

Click Here to download ERS-2011-04-06 #248

It’s one of those weeks that I'm not sure if I'm coming or I'm going.  While the number of elevator and escalator news stories was fewer than normal the first two are pretty bad.  One involved another over the side escalator accident fall which occurred in Michigan. One witness noted that she jumped up on the handrail only to fall over the side.  Remember, escalator handrails are somewhat grippy and you should NEVER try to do this! She was lucky with her injury while others have died with these types of accidents.  Also going on today is the Chicago Elevator Association code update seminar which I'm assisting with. I’m looking forward to seeing many of you who listen to the show at the event today.  The ECNY is also having an action packed week as it holds its own vendor expo. For every one who’s out on the road, have safe travels on your way home.

News/Article Links: Teen injured after 3-story fall down elevator shaft Witness speaks about girl’s fall from escalator Answer to “Can You Identify This Old Part” KONE’s elevators for Delhi Airport Express Line Police find homeless couple living in elevator shaft Magnetek and Leveling Video Metro escalator problems cause delays Teen recovering from escalator fall Escalators bring out the best in people? Bill would ease crowding at Judicial Complex Cool antique London Elevator Picture Teen who fell from escalator broke her pelvis – Very lucky! Courthouse in Wailuku needs fixing Home elevator installation best left to professional Businessman claims he was hurt in elevator Motown Distillery set to begin production in Elevator Building Schindler Announces Price Increases in US & Canada Firefighters rescue two from stopped elevator Otis Elevator to provide Kohinoor Square with escalators Elevator motor sparks uptown fire Boy frees himself from amusement ride and dies

Video Links: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86AA1U3bvcM http://www.blip.tv/file/4983465

Post: October 7th, 2009: ERS-2009-10-07 #175 Show Notes

Click Here to download ERS-2009-10-07 #175 I’m not sure where global warming is occurring or not but here in Chicago we seem unaffected by it. It’s October 7th and its windy and chilly. I just hope that winter doesn’t hit with a vengeance. This is the first show of the month and we’ll cover the calendar of events and news of the week. I was surprised at the number of stories I found online today. One story with a tragic ending involved a man in a motorized wheel chair who reportedly died when he drove into an elevator shaft and fell eight stories. As well as this accident we had another escalator handrail slider who is in serious condition after falling over the side of the unit.  Okay, note to self and anyone else who might be reading this. Sticky escalator hand rails not so slippery, keep both feet on step, hold on to handrail and watch step when getting off.  Support the EESF at www.eesf.org and perhaps people like this will be getting an education from their kids who have attended and learned from the Safety Rider Program!

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News Links: A Witness Program for Elevators - NY Cowboys Stadium Elevator Delivery man recounts elevator nightmare Funny Space Elevator Video Eagle Elevator Installs Systems for the Uniform Elevator Key, FL - Interesting Elevator and Escalator “Cruise Control” Elevator or the stairs? In Israel, Rabbis Weigh In Homework versus Escalator…on purpose or not? Local Jobs Lost in Keighley as jobs move overseas RS Elevator Acquired by KONE in LA Lighthouse Plaza residents protest delay in repair Mall patrons get trapped in elevator Man in serious condition after falling over escalator Reportlinker Adds World Elevators Market Report Smoke, odor at Hays Elevator caused by overheated motor Space Elevator Games one kilometer tether finally ready Work to begin on fixing elevator for handicapped in Stroudsburg See even firefighters like elevators   Boy gets toes trapped in escalator Demolition photos of Yankee Stadium – Lighting & Escalator Removal Dunn Elevator Traps TA – Read the comments….very interesting! Detroit man dies when his motorized wheelchair plunges 8 floors down elevator shaft Interesting Article On Elevator Construction Project at Community College High Rise Life: Elevator Etiquette   Hmmmm….Elevatorrules.com – Someone has a funny side and too much time on their hands! LuLu.com Presents All Kinds of Elevator Books