David Goldstein Investigates Elevator Safety Inspections In L.A.

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elevator safety David Goldstein Investigates Elevator Safety Inspections In L.A.

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After hearing CBS 2 News’ David Goldstein’s latest investigative report on elevator safety inspections, you might want to take the stairs for a while. Using hidden cameras, David and his team examined the safety inspections of elevators in L.A. buildings and discovered shocking findings that over one-third of elevators have expired safety permits and over half haven’t been inspected in over a year.

Kinda makes you want to walk up those flights of stairs, doesn’t it? Hear David give a preview of his report on the K-EARTH 101 Morning Show and watch the full report tonight at 11 p.m. on CBS 2 news.

When stepping into a steel box hanging from a high elevator shaft, you’re basically riding at your own risk. While elevators are typically safe, accidents still happen, but it’s the state’s responsibility to prevent that from happening by yearly maintenance.

In David’s current investigative report, he discovered that a shocking number of elevators in the state haven’t been keeping up with the state mandated yearly inspection, putting riders’ safety in danger. According to the records that David has obtained, over one-third of elevators in L.A. have expired permits and over half haven’t been inspected in the last year.

Their hidden cameras found an elevator at a major local hospital that hasn’t been checked since 2007 and an elevator at a popular local shopping mall with a permit that expired five years ago. David also speaks with a local woman who was injured in an elevator mishap all in his report tonight at 11 p.m. on CBS 2 news!

Hear more of David Goldstein’s investigative reports on the K-EARTH 101 Morning Show here!

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