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Approval for County Elevator Modernization Project Postponed

Approval for County Elevator Modernization Project Postponed

By Elevator World | July 19, 2021

The Adams County Board postponed approving the resolution for new elevators in the Adams County courthouse in Quincy, Illinois, WGEM News reports. The Elevator Modernization Phase II is covered by $13.3 million the county received through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which is money given to counties and municipalities from the federal government as COVID-19 aid.…

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Boy Fatally Trapped By Elevator at Vacation Rental Home

By Elevator World | July 15, 2021

A 7-year-old boy died July 11 after being entrapped by an elevator in a vacation rental home in Corolla, North Carolina, OBX Today reported. EMS and fire department personnel arrived at the home at 7:40 p.m. to find the boy entrapped and without a pulse. The child was freed, and the rescuers began resuscitation efforts but were…

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Woman Killed When Home Elevator Falls Onto Her

By Elevator World | July 14, 2021

A woman in Wichita County, Texas, was killed on June 12 when a residential elevator fell on top of her, Texomas reported. Authorities said a family member found the woman underneath the elevator and summoned a neighbor, who brought a floor jack to raise the elevator. First responders arrived about 7:30 p.m. and attempted life-saving efforts,…

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Man Found Dead In NYC Restaurant’s Elevator Shaft

By Elevator World | July 8, 2021

A woman who tried to use an elevator at a restaurant in NYC’s Chinatown discovered a body jammed between the elevator car and its hoistway wall, Latin Times reported on July 6. First responders called to the scene arrived to find a 28-year-old man between the first and second floors of the elevator shaft. Authorities had to…

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Elevator Accident in China Claims Life Of Teenager

Elevator Accident in China Claims Life Of Teenager

By Elevator World | June 1, 2021

Officials in southern China are investigating the death of a teenage girl who was killed when a suspected faulty elevator rose quickly and struck the top of the elevator shaft in May, Newsweek reported on May 26. A statement released by the office for industry and commerce in Zhanjiang said the passenger became trapped inside the elevator…

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TKE Expands Canadian Presence with trio of Acquisitions

By Elevator World | June 1, 2021

TKE expanded its reach in Canada with the acquisition of three Ontario companies specializing in elevator modernization, service and repair: Bay Elevator Ltd. of North Bay, Direct Elevator Service Ltd. of Barrie and True Canadian Elevator Maintenance Co. of Etobicoke, the company announced on May 26. The move brings more than 100 new employees to…

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Elevator Filled with Officers Collapses in Brooklyn

By Elevator World | May 12, 2021

An elevator in the Industry City building in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NYC, collapsed at approximately 10 a.m. on May 10 with about 24 members of federal and local law enforcement agencies inside, the New York Post is among outlets to report. One detective suffered a back injury and was transported to NYU Lagrone Hospital. According to the…

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Turkey VT Sector Lauds Elevator Safety Sector

Turkey VT Sector Lauds Elevator Safety Sector

By Elevator World | May 12, 2021

The Elevator Safety Equipment Test and Development Center implemented in 2019 by the Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BTSO) in Bursa, Turkey, represents an important demand of the sector — elevator safety components, say sector members who, according to RAILLY NEWS, recently visited the facility. Vertical-transportation (VT) experts say the components are tested reliably and…

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Fatal Indiana Elevator Accident Under Investigation

By Elevator World | May 10, 2021

Indiana State investigators with the Department of Homeland Security and the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) are looking into how and why a 67-year-old man died in an elevator accident on April 29 at a Catholic school in Connersville, Indiana, according to a report from 13WTHR on May 3. Investigators say the man worked as…

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Elevator Falls Five Floors with Student Trapped Inside in NYC

By Elevator World | May 4, 2021

An elevator in Brookdale Residence Hall of Yeshiva University in NYC fell five floors with a female Brookdale resident trapped inside on April 11, the student newspaper The Commentator reports. The student was stuck inside the elevator for about 45 min as the elevator fell from the fifth floor to the basement, then rose to the first…

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