Be new to this forum, I didn't know where to put this. Let me start this off by saying I am a safety manager for an elevator company.
I just read an article where a young boy was killed by an elevator. This lad was 8 years old when this accident happened. It happened in a town named Sturgis, Kentucky. His body was found in the doorway and in the shaft his head between the elevator and the walls of the shaft.
People need to understand, that in some states residential elevators and LULA (LImited use and Limited access) may not inspected by any enforcing agency.
Here in PA, we don't even need a permit to install a residential elevator.
There had to be major electrical and mechanical problems with the elevator. They are designed not to operate with the doors opened or the gate opened. This is a design of the electrical side called interlocks.
I am sorry for being so upset about this, it was needless. Please watch your kids, elevators and escalators have no conscience and don't feel anything as they injure or kill someone.