Bangs Community Center
So you have to wonder if state gas inspectors check for gas leaks by using a flamethrower.
The Bangs Center elevator failed a once-every-five years load test by having an expensive piston explode after the state inspector used 3,000 pounds of weight/pressure on a system rated for 2,500 pounds, or 20% over.
So that would be fifteen 200 pound occupants in the square footage not much more than a walk in closet. Or one of those circus -- dare I say it -- CLOWN cars.
Now if this was the first time it happened that would be one thing, but just in our little town this is the the third time it has happened. A few years ago at the Amherst police headquarters, a few months ago at Ann Whalen Apartments and now the Bangs Center.
Ann Whalen main elevator was down for three months after load test inspection back in May
Makes you wonder how many elevators state wide have been trashed in this manner?
Perhaps the state should rethink the way they do these inspections, especially since it will cost Amherst taxpayers $80,000 to fix the Bangs Center elevator and the most recent cost to fix Ann Whalen Apartments elevator was $76,000.
Hey Governor Baker, tell your elevator inspectors to lighten up!