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Post: June 23rd, 2010: ERS-2010-06-23 #209 Show Notes

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After a computer virus took hold of my computer yesterday I lost 4-5 hours trying to fix it myself. Our IT guy came in and took 45 minutes to have the virus removed. Which leads me to the point of my story, getting someone to fix whatever you need fixed is worth EVERY penny as long as it gets fixed and doesn’t get dragged out for days. This logic really can be applied to everything we do from working on elevators to manufacturing parts for them. Make sure you’ve got your virus software up to date and make a back up today! I’ve got a great show today with a variety of stories to talk about. Tonight is the Chicago Boat Cruise which I look forward to seeing many of you on! Next week is our prize pack giveaway so tune in towards the end of the show to see if you won $100.

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News Links: Old Elevator Stuff is Cool – Please stay away from elevator stuff Shark Elevator Works Well Crocs Credited for Saving Boy’s Life Metro system performance fell short in April Elevator Destination Dispatch Article Subway elevators get stuck Power Outage Stalled Penn State Elevator, Trapped Student Rand Paul distorts disabilities act, again Tower of Terror updates for Walt Disney Cool Old Elevator Machine Room Picture Old Otis Elevator Video WMATA will open up real-time data to developers Employee trapped in elevator during small fire Brass elevator doors….this is what it’s all about $300 a ride: City thinks elevator maintenance to high for its use America’s Best Paying Blue Collar Jobs – Thanks Joey! Hillside Homes holds open house to celebrate new elevator ISEC 2009 Poster Created Laundry Cart is sized to fit in service elevators Neat stair lift design 2010 EU Conference a Success CEA Golf Outing WMATA to gauge performance in new monthly report Evolution of an elevator lobby Schindler receives 2010 save energy now award Elevator vs. Pants Great EU Mini Recap One Bulb at a Time Want to see how a bicycle escalator works? Happy Birthday Richard Daniel June is Space Elevator Month Boy injured after horror fall PNC Invests in Oracle Elevator Revit Elevator Developer

Post: November 11th, 2009: ERS-2009-11-11 #179 Show Notes

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This week was filled, over 350 articles, covering the exciting news regarding the Space Elevator Games and the tragic death of Drummer Henry Fuch who fell down a shaft after trying to get out of a stalled elevator. This accident could have been prevented had Henry simply stayed put and waited for help to arrive. Remember the safest place to be when an elevator is not working is inside the elevator.  Wait for help to arrive!

These kinds of accidents can be avoided with working door restrictors and longer toe guards. The technology is there, even to retrofit the oldest elevators out there. It’s the balance between elevators being grandfathered under older elevator codes and building owners who can’t afford the upgrades. I’d rather save a life than take my chances with a potential lawsuit.

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News Links: Cool Freight Elevator Doors $900,000 winner in Space Elevator Games 1 Robot fails in Space Elevator Games Seattle team leads NASA contest Space Elevator X-Prize Perspective Space Elevator Games make history! Space Elevator Blog – The best source for this news Anonymous student stinks up Gables C-Tower Contractor seeking damages after falling down elevator shaft County to vote on elevator repair   Elevator advertisements Efficient elevator design Smoking in an elevator, is it legal? Helloooo, anyone home? Good article on Space Elevator Handicapped accessibility disabling Elizabethtown College Lawsuit to be filed and bill introduced after guide dog injured on escalator Canada Promotes Elevator Escalator Safety Week! Walls of screens for latest Sandton mall Circuit Court elevator out of service for 10 weeks Our Very Best Cool Vintage Wiring Diagram from the 1900’s Jerry Fuchs dies after trying to get out of stuck elevator Escalator Accidents – Important Information Report citing violations gets rewrite Another RFP from who knows where After tragic accident officials teach children elevator safety Medicash advertising campaign Woman found dead in elevator shaft