PA Senate

Senate Bill 934 Is Now Law

October 04, 2018 - 5:44 am

A little more than two years ago, Luzerne County Correctional Officer Kristopher D. Moules ended his watch, the victim of a violent inmate assault and subsequent fall down an elevator shaft. Tuesday, as Kristopher’s mother Kitty, fellow corrections officers Eric Messersmith and Dwayne McDavitt, Luzerne County Correctional Facility Deputy Warden Sam Hyder, members of the Elevator Safety Board and the International Union of Elevator Constructors looked on, Gov. Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 934 into law.   The bill creates an Elevator Safety Board that will conduct a monthly review of issues related to elevator construction, maintenance and inspection. The body will also have regulatory authority, including the ability to grant exceptions and variances to existing codes, and membership will include those with expertise in the safe operation of elevators.

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