“Good Samaritans” Prying Open Elevator Doors

Because he’s the hero Houston Club deserves, but not the one it needs right now… Sam Barraza that is. It was a slow news day here in Houston when video of a bunch of people frantically shoving a pole into the hoistway doors of an overloaded elevator that had overshot the first floor a couple… Continue reading »


Alabama Elevator Inspections and the Maintenance Control Program

I was in Alabama last week doing some inspections on units at a fairly large nursing home and a hospital. I use the word “inspection” lightly here- mainly because Alabama state law only requires an inspection after the test. Inspectors do not¬†¬†witness tests, rather, we witness test tags being present on controllers or in the… Continue reading »