There is something we all do with or without thinking about.

One thing I tend to think about is when an elevator door opens.  No matter where I should be either on land or sea.  I always make sure the lift is there before I step in.  Weird huh?  Anyone with similar I guess peeves is the correct answer.   I have read where elevator mishaps do happen on cruise ships.  For instance when the electrician on Carnival Ecstasy was crushed to death underway on a cruise doing maintenance.  You can google that to verify.

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LOL Great .. give me something else to worry about ... Actually, the elevators on the cruise ships seem to have someone in them all the time, so I guess I assume they aren't floating on air.

I (unfortunately) saw that video on YouTubeSad

With elevators, I always make sure it is there, then check to make sure nobody is getting off, then enter and head to the back or the wall to make room for others.

The electrician that was killed was probably due to a lack of lock out- tag out procedures. There should have been a warning hasp ( tag out ) with 4 or 6 holes in it attached to the disconnect switch so no one could turn it on. Each person working on the elevator should have placed his lock into the Tag out . If someone cuts a lock in order to turn on the elevator, and a worker is injured, it is considered a criminal offense. Only the worker is responsible for removing his/ her lock.

Thats how we Union electricians do it anyway.

Agreed. That's why I posted the question. Mishaps, mistakes and misfires can always happen.

If they are floating in air, you may be on a haunted ship.

That's how we as non-union did it as well. Always keep 3 or 4 tags on my pouch all the time. Nobody touches my jobs while I'm there.

I almost always take stairs for the exercise. When I have to use the elevator, I’ve never consciously looked to see if it was really there but I’m pretty sure I’d notice. I really hate how people rush in while I’m trying to exit, so I always stand well back when waiting for an elevator to let others off first.

I do the same. Using the stairs lessens the guilt of eating so much.

I never think about the elevator problem. In fact, I often get off at the wrong floor because I am busy talking or otherwise distracted. Sometimes I have no excuse but that the elevator just stopped at the floor.

I did go out on one of those clear cutouts where everything is plexiglass- top, bottom & side multi-stories up up on a tower building in Chicago (Willis building, the former Sears building??),. Boy was I careful stepping out. My sister couldn't do it without holding on to my hand in a death grip. My brother-in-law who is a pilot, mind you, couldn't do it except by still holding on to the inside wall. Everyone's idea of terror is different.

Wow, you check to see if anyone wants off? What a novel concept!Surprised


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