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Emergencies Involving the Ekstrom Library Robot Retrieval System

by White,Tim last modified Jun 13, 2013 02:50 PM

The Robot Retrieval System (RRS) is located in Ekstrom Library and spans an area from the basement up to the third floor level commonly referred to as “The Box.” This system has over a half million volumes being stored within it. There are two cranes that service the system and each crane weighs about 7,000 pounds and reaches 50’ into the air. During maintenance and repair operations workers must use the cranes to gain access to the equipment. In the event a worker suffers a medical emergency or is injured, this emergency plan will be put into effect.

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