§ 23-33-23 Safety devices on elevators.
All hoistway or elevator openings through floors shall be fully enclosed by two
(2) hour fire rated construction with one and one half (11/2) hour fire rated
doors. Any passenger elevator which is not constructed so as to allow egress of
persons from the elevator in any position in which it might be stopped, by
accident or otherwise, shall be constructed or arranged so that the roof or the
top of the elevator, or a sufficient portion thereof to allow egress of persons
from it, may be conveniently opened from the top of the car; all elevators
shall be equipped with an alarm warning device, or other means which shall emit
a signal when the elevator is stuck between floors; and no elevator shall be
thereafter used or operated which shall not be so constructed or arranged.
Every elevator, except plunger elevators, shall be provided with some approved
safety arrangement to prevent falling, and every elevator shall be fitted with
some suitable device to prevent the elevator car from being started until the
door or doors opening into the elevator shaft are closed; and no person under
the age of eighteen (18) years shall take charge of or operate any elevator.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 108, § 16; P.L. 1901, ch. 921, § 1; P.L. 1902, ch. 973, § 2; C.P.A. 1905, § 1121; G.L. 1909, ch. 129, § 16; P.L. 1910, ch. 549, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 171, § 16; G.L. 1938, ch. 356, § 16; G.L. 1956, § 23-33-23; P.L. 1975, ch. 220, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 51, § 1.)