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.
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.
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One 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.
Elevator Radio Show - Video/Audio Show #378 - Week 11/5/14It’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.
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There are some crazy articles on the show today. Thanks to those of you who sent me links to some of them. Also there were two pretty bad accidents and one elevator technician died down in Louisiana. Make sure you’re safe out there. Don’t feel too comfortable on the job!
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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.
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Click Here to download ERS-2011-08-24 #266It’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.
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.
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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!