Risky Ride

Number 11001
Subject City Government
Source Boston Globe
State MA
Year 1994
Publication Date Dec. 4-6
Summary The Boston Globe investigates the safety of elevators and finds that crippling accidents and deaths occur frequently, inspections are not done as often and as thoroughly as they should, and the industry was free from federal supervision. As a result of the series, the states Public Safety Commissioner ordered a major overhaul of the inspection system and punishment for inspectors who were not doing their jobs.
Category IRE Contest Entry
Pages 51
Keywords CAR; CAJ; FOIA; Workplace Safety; escalators
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