teen falls down elevator shaft

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

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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: August 25th, 2010: ERS-2010-08-25 #217 Show Notes

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My family and I had a great time on vacation. I really did need it. Actually I could have used another week off.  A good indicator that a vacation is good is when you can’t remember what day it is or what time it is when you’re on it.  Back to reality this week as we’ve got our end of the month prize pack giveaway to find a home for and a stack of articles to go through. As always thanks for spending some of your time with me today. It’s good to be back in front of a fast internet connection and technology!

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

News Links: Boy hurt in escalator mishap Carbon nanotubes are here Elevator shaft ablaze at bates mill Elizabeth Station Elevator Out of Service Due To Vandalism Elevators or Escalators which is greener Giant nets could someday capture space trash Hyundai Elevator to bid for Hyundai Engineering & Construction Elenet Celebrates 500th Newsletter NY MTA to lay off 194 subway workers Otis gets a lift from LAX contract RMT demands investigation as escalator fire exposes lethal consequences Teen falls down elevator shaft Teenager Sues MBTA over rape wants more safety measures! Eleven people die after construction elevator falls in China Advocates Announce Suit Against MTA Elevator proposed to ease access to Western Wall Elevator Riders Rescued during VA Beach Outage Giant nets could remove orbiting space junk Hotel guest sues after falling off escalator – a good reason for security cameras In the movies: Elevator Shafts ISEC awards its first prize Don’t stay at this extended stay hotel while in East Ridge Man falls 25 feet from ride line at Disney Park Elevator Operators! Yes they still exist! MMA escalator chops off passengers’ toes – bad translation Photo of the week! Space elevator conference calls for more research Space elevator turns 50 Wonka Elevator a reality UTC Exec to leave for Health Care Data Company USF Freshmen manage to move in despite power outage Hotel where some guests have been dead for years Jakarta Janitor crushed to death by elevator Hospital Elevator out of service Residents evacuated after elevator fire Getting caught taking the elevator on shabbos Laax Snowboard School Elevator…..pretty cool! Schindler signs agreement to purchase Reliable Elevator Are soft clogs dangerous? Liberty Elevator Mechanic John Canetti Featured in article WMATA to modernize elevators as part of Red Line rehab