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Elevator Safety Bill Signed in Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 934, also known as Kristopher’s Law in memory of corrections officer Kristopher Moules, during a ceremony in Harrisburg in September, the Times Leader reported. The law creates an elevator safety board that will review elevator construction, maintenance and inspection issues monthly. Consisting of elevator safety experts, the board has authority to grant variances to existing code. In summer 2016, Moules and an inmate at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility got into a scuffle outside an elevator when the doors broke away and they fell 59 ft. down the shaft. Both men died. Bill-signing ceremony attendees included Moules’ mother, coworkers and members of the International Union of Elevator Constructors.

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