Through the California Public Records Act, NBC 7 Investigates requested data from the California Department of Industrial Relations on all elevator and escalators operating in San Diego County.
When Elevators are first installed, a state inspection is required before it is open to public-use. But NBC 7 Investigates found after that first inspection, it could take years for another. To read our full story, click here.
A spokesperson for the Department of Industrial Relations tells us this information is only a “snapshot” in time for the month of May 2018 and permits may have since been renewed.
State officials ask anyone who finds a safety problem with an elevator unit should report it to the Cal/OSHA Elevator Unit. To learn more about filing a report with the state, click here.