Elevator Blogs and Discussion Groups
Elevator Accidents and Safety
- Elevator Man
Stories (see also earlier site).
Problem Discussion, at Greenspun.com
e-forum to discuss elevator-related issues: parts, service, legal,
- Going Up,
art photography of elevators
Escalators, Movingwalks, Travators, Dumbwaiters and all vertical
transportation and related equipment: safety, engineering, management
issues (membership by invitation only)
- Elevator and Escalator Safety
- Vertical Analysis: Escalator
- National Association of
Elevator Safety Authorities.
killed in elevator accidents (actually only one politician),
from The Political Graveyard.
- Articles about a drowning involving an elevator, in Houston, Texas,
- Woman drowns
when elevator floods in basement, Houston Chronicle, June 9, 2001
drowning victim identified, Houston Chronicle, June 9, 2001
filed in flood drowning, Houston Chronicle, August 14, 2001
Support (commenting on case), Dr. Dobbs Journal, November 2001
- Articles in Risks
Digest about a fatal elevator accident in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,
- by Walter
Roberson, in issue 8.48 (excerpt from news story).
- by Walter
Roberson, in issue 8.50 (followup).
- by Eric
Roskos, in issue 8.50 (commentary).
- by John
Luce, in issue 8.52 (rebuttal).
- Dr. Hitoshi Nikaidoh's decapitation death, Houston, Texas, 2003:
20th Century: Elevator Accidents in Chicago (over four hundred deaths
between 1904 and 1916).
Fatalities (Google Answers)
Books About Elevators
- Colson Whitehead, The
Intuitionist, a novel about elevator inspectors
- Douglas Evans, The
Elevator Family (for young readers), a novel about a family living in
a hotel elevator
Well one thing that's interesting is how things that are a tiny part
our daily lives turn out to have a whole culture behind them. There are
people thinking about elevators all day long, talking about elevators, holding
elevator conventions, drawing elevator cartoons to share with their
buddies, etc. It's like the fractal nature of human culture. Any tiny
bit you look at, turns out to be a whole world, one that is both familiar and
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