Month: July 2019

Elevator Failures at Chicago High-Rise Rattle Passengers

 July 30, 2019 – Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff » By Greg Zimmerman ELEVATORS It seems elevator failure is reaching near-epidemic proportions at the building formerly known as the John Hancock Center in Chicago.  For the second time in a year, passengers got stuck in a malfunctioning elevator at the building now known as 875 North Michigan Avenue.   The elevator
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Records reveal thousands of elevator and escalator violations

by Connor HansenThursday, July 25th 2019AA  An inspector checks out an escalators for violations. (KOKH) Elevators and escalators everywhere, from hotels to schools and hospitals across the metro area, racked up thousands of code violations in the past year and a half. In that time, inspectors found more than 15,000 code violations across the state.
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Outage cuts power to about 11,000 in Glendale, prompting 25 elevator rescues

By CITY NEWS SERVICE and JONAH VALDEZ | |PUBLISHED: July 24, 2019 at 6:59 pm | UPDATED: July 24, 2019 at 6:59 pm Power outages Wednesday affected thousands of utility customers in Glendale, trapping people inside elevators and causing traffic congestion as temperatures in the city soared toward 100 degrees. According to Glendale Water & Power, a failure at an electrical substation at
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