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Emergency brake failure causes moderate damage to elevating equipment

Incident Investigation

Emergency brake failure causes moderate damage to elevating equipment

December 10, 2019

Elevating Devices

Reference Number:

II-957412-2019 (#16152)



Location: Vancouver

Regulated industry sector: Elevating Devices

Incident overview

During an emergency brake test procedure known as “unintended motion” the emergency brakes failed to deploy. The car continued to ascend until its counterweight collided with the buffer and the car struck the overhead beam. The impact caused moderate damage to the elevator components, including the elevator sling, the overhead hitch beam and floor tiles.

 

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