Some of you probably know that my son Dustin is also in the elevator industry – Midwest Elevator in St Louis. He called me last night and told me this story and then sent me this email today. Yikes – that GAL sure makes some rugged stuff!
See Dustin’s email and photo below:
Last weekend one of our technicians on call responded to a service request at the Post Office Annex downtown St. Louis. He found the car on the lowest landing. When he opened the hall doors, he saw that the car doors were already open (or so he thought). Then he realized the car doors weren’t there. He thought for a second that the person who placed the service call mixed up buildings or addresses and that we were in the middle of a modernization. Then he looked up for the header and door operator and saw everything wedged in the hoistway about 36” above the car top.
See attached picture. We determined that a contractor working in the building on the 3rd floor had an arm full of 18” 2×4’s and one had fallen off on the way out of the elevator. The contractor kept going with his arms full intending to come back for the piece that fell. When he returned he found the elevator down. Read more…