Georgia elevators due for inspections

ATLANTA (AP) – A Georgia newspaper reports that government regulators have no idea how many of the state’s 34,000 elevators, escalators and moving sidewalks are overdue for inspections.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the problem is in a decade-old database that cannot produce lists of those scheduled or overdue for inspection.

Officials at the Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner say $440,000 worth of software installed in July can do that, but it will be next July before they can produce such a list.

When they asked if data from the old system could be moved into the new one, the company that designed the first database said just starting the process would cost $100,000.

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