Category: SEES Team

  1. Repairman dies while fixing elevator:

    A 69-year-old elevator repairman died Wednesday after he was trapped while fixing an elevator at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. William L. Motley, of the 7300 block of Chestnut Tree Lane, was pronounced dead about 8 p.m., said Jim Wesley, a deputy Jefferson County coroner. He died of multiple blunt force injuries and traumatic asphyxiation….

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  2. Woman video tapes elevator rescue…

    Yesterday morning, a group of 15 adults and two children squeezed into the elevator in the F train station on Roosevelt Island. And there they remained for a full hour until the FDNY came to their rescue. One commuter, an administrative assistant at a financial firm named Alexis, passed the time by tweeting about the…

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  3. 1st Day of Hanukkah begins at sundown 12/01/2010:

    A Hanukkiya or Hanukkah Menorah Official Name Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה or חנוכה English translation: “Establishing” or “Dedication” (of the Temple in Jerusalem) Also called Festival of Lights, Festival of Dedication Type Jewish festival Significance The Maccabees successfully rebelled against Antiochus IV Epiphanes. The Temple was purified and the wicks of the menorah miraculously burned for eight…

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  4. Common Elevator Myths and Truths:

    There are many myths and misconceptions about elevators. This is because the majority of all elevator equipment is hidden from public view, which thus leaves much to the imagination of a passenger. The following are some of the most common myths and their corresponding truths: MYTH – Many people believe elevators are held up by…

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  5. Improper Elevator Evacuation Causes Serious Injury…

    Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. recently accepted a settlement offer of $8.5 million after 4 weeks of trial for a client who fell down an elevator shaft of a New York hotel. The client suffered through numerous surgeries and extended hospital stays due to the sever groin injury he sustained. According to court documents, on…

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  6. FUNNY VIDEO OF THE DAY:

    Have any elevator links you would like to share? Comment with your links and contact info and we will be sure to upload to SEES blog!

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  7. Bacteria on Elevator Buttons 40 Times Higher Than on Public Toilet Seats:

    The number of bacteria present on an elevator button is almost 40 times higher than on a public toilet seat, according to new findings. Research carried out in hotels, restaurants, banks, offices and airports, showed that the level of bacteria on elevator buttons averaged 313 colony forming units (CFUs) per square centimeter, compared to 8 CFUs…

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