Elevator and Escalator Accident Investigators

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), escalator and elevator accidents cause up to 17,000 injuries and 30 deaths each year in the United States. Elevators cause almost 90 percent of those deaths and 60 percent of serious injuries.

Recently it was reported that a woman in Massachusetts was killed when an elevator malfunctioned at her apartment complex and suddenly plummeted to the ground. The elevator had recently been serviced and certified as safe according to state regulators. The cause for malfunction is still under investigation. The reasons for the reported malfunction may not be readily apparent requiring a trained investigator to assist in the investigation.

CED’s expert engineers receive training to investigate cases involving elevators and escalators. This training includes the design and operational aspects of elevators and escalator systems as well as the requirements for inspections of elevators and escalators as per the ASME A17.1 & A17.2 standards. These ASME standards are the foundation and bedrock of accepted practice for elevator and escalator inspections.

CED engineers trained to investigate elevators and escalators include:

For more information on our elevator and escalator investigations, click here for our review of elevator certifications.