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Last show of January and you know what that meansâ¦.itâs our prize pack giveaway. Next week there will be no show as I will be traveling to Atlanta, GA to attend the Annual Meeting for the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation. Iâm excited about the meeting and wish I could stay longer. More information on the accident in NY has surfaced and itâs going to get a lot uglier as the DA gets involved with the investigation. I canât say it enough, we as an industry need to make sure that training is our number one priority. Sure itâs important to learn about the code but when you get right down to it if there are people out there working on elevators and escalators who are not properly trained (http://www.cctc.name/) they are doing the job incorrectly each and every day. For states that require continuing education credits each year, make them count. Itâs not enough to simply just learn about the code. Safety and understanding what can happen if the job is not done correctly is just as important. No one knows it all and each day we all need to learn something new.
Special thanks to the companies who have donated goodies to it!
FujitecÂ 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 Bobâs Elevator Pictures,Â 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 Â Certified Conveyance Training Corp.
Officials state elevator maintenance cause death (http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/23/elevator-work-blamed-in-death-of-suzanne-hart/)
DA delves into NY elevator horror (http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/da_delves_into_elevator_horror_CqnzrtHXnG1h6ZcLRYTuuI#ixzz1jpax5JHq) â Time out jumper anyone? (http://www.wurtec.com/asp/product.asp?Item=15-505)
12 elevators you need to see to believe (http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2012/01/23/12-elevators-need-to-see-to-believe/)
Baby born in elevator (http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/01/baby-born-in-stuck-elevator-after-west-coast-snowstorm-delays-arrival-at-hospital/)
Schindler Port elevator video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMZg59nEU8o&feature=youtube_gdata)
The importance of working escalators in mass transit (http://gothamist.com/2012/01/20/this_is_your_wtc_path_station_after.php)
Engineer testifies escalator was overloaded (http://www.northjersey.com/news/137548398_Testimony_backs_escalator_overload.html)
Escalator lawsuit settled (http://blog.northjersey.com/meadowlandsmatters/1808/grim-giants-stadium-escalator-case-settled/)
How safe are your elevators (http://designbuildsource.com.au/how-safe-are-your-elevators)
EW Unplugged Photo of the Week: WOW! (http://www.elevatorworld.com/blogs/?p=2521&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ewblogs+%28EW+Blog%29)
WTC Trade Center Progress (http://www.elevatorview.com/2012/01/22/world-trade-center-from-rooftop-of-250-hudson-street-530pm/)
Dog vs. Elevator Doors â Dog wins (http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/888264-dog-escapes-elevator-disaster-after-owner-gets-lead-caught-in-lift)
Child loses part of foot in escalator (http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/kwazulu-natal/child-loses-part-of-foot-in-escalator-1.1218826)
World Elevator Report Out (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/world-elevators-market-2012-01-24)
Richard Hill, 85, Dies (http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/10169120-418/richard-hill-85-elevator-installer-repairman.html)
Courthouse Elevators operating after repairs