lifts and elevators

Worker fell down care home lift shaft

A care home has been sentenced after an employee suffered significant injuries after falling down a lift shaft. Read More

Tesco fined after employee loses toes in accident

Tesco Maintenance Ltd has been fined £80,000 after an employee lost the toes on his right foot following a lift accident. Read More

Transport and logistics – Lift – Elevation

A passenger lift in a busy office block may complete as many as 750 journeys in a single day.1 The toll on the lift equipment can therefore be immense and the consequences of failure severe. Adam Gilbert explains how practitioners can ensure that the risks to passengers and maintainers are properly managed. Read More

Schindler fined £300,000 for Heathrow lift fatality

A lift engineer was crushed to death while installing a passenger lift during the construction of Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport. Read More

Builder in need of permanent care following crush injury

A bricklayer has been left paralysed from the chest down after being crushed by a steel beam at a construction site in Yorkshire. Read More

Elevator safety systems – Memco

Global elevator safety and communications specialist Memco says its Elite elevator safety systems are to be installed in 74 elevators at Indira Gandhi International Airport's new Terminal 3 in New Delhi. The systems will be fitted to elevator doors supplied by ThyssenKrupp Elevator. Read More

Support for lift use in emergencies

Using lifts may be viable when evacuating people in an emergency, according to a new technical report from the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). Read More

Snagged cable caused lift to go out of control

An engineer was crushed to death when the lift he was installing went out of control and started moving upwards. Read More

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