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Accident Summary Nr: 14377063 - Construction Employee Killed In Fall Down Elevator Shaft

Accident Summary Nr: 14377063 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 10/07/1985
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
126142910/09/198517990Manta Lamas Joint Venture
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
126141110/09/198516290Griffin Dewatering
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
126140310/09/198516290L J Keefe Boring Co
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
126148610/15/198517910Sprague Iron Works
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
126147810/08/198517910J S Drew/Hanley Hartfield
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
10102578110/08/198515420Schol Mc Hugh Construction
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
10102559110/07/198517910Archway Steel Construction Co Inc
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
126479510/08/198517510Blinderman/Meccor/Miller Davis Joint Venture
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
124413610/08/198517510Ramco Industries Inc
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
10102593010/15/198517990Roughneck Concrete Drilling & Sawing
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
10102590610/15/198517910Midland Steel Erection
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
10102592210/15/198517960Montgomery Elevator Co
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
10102591410/15/198507820Monahan'S Landscaping/Garth Construction Joint Ven
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
10102288710/15/198517610Decking & Siding Inc
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
10102289510/15/198517930Dekalb Glass Co
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
10102568210/08/198517110Great Lakes Plumbing And Heating Co
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
10102567410/08/198517110Climatemp/Great Lakes Joint Venture
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
10102596310/17/198517610Esko & Young, Inc.
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
10102290310/15/198517310Divane Brothers Electric Co
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
10102597110/18/198517610E J Mccormick Associates

Abstract: ON OCTOBER 7, 1985, AT 10:10 AM, EMPLOYEE #1 FELL DOWN AN AN ELEVATOR SHAFT IN A BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION. EMPLOYEE #1, AN IRONWORKER, WAS STANDING ON TEMPORARY DECKING ASSISTING ANOTHER IRONWORKER. THE OTHER IRONWORKER WAS WORKING ON A FLOAT SCAFFOLD IN THE ELEVATOR SHAFT. THE OPENING AROUND THE SHAFT WAS GUARDED BY A SAFETY RAILING AS REQUIRED BY 1926.750 (B)(1)(III). AS EMPLOYEE #1 LEANED AGAINST THE RAILING, THE ANCHORAGE FOR THE SAFETY LINE (A WASHER WELDED TO A COLUMN) GAVE WAY. EMPLOYEE #1 FELL 50 FEET TO THE CONCRETE FLOOR OF THE ELEVATOR PIT. THE SAFETY LINE WAS IMPROPERLY ANCHORED. NO SAFETY NET WAS PROVIDED EVEN THOUGH THE POTENTIAL FALL DISTANCE EXCEEDED 25 FEET.

Keywords: guardrail, lifeline, elevator shaft, fall, scaffold, anchor, construction

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Nr Age Sex Degree Nature of Injury Occupation
1 1261429 Occupation Not Listed
2 1261411 Occupation Not Listed
3 1261403 Occupation Not Listed
4 1261486 Occupation Not Listed
5 1261478 Occupation Not Listed
6 101025781 Occupation Not Listed
7 101025591 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
8 1264795 Occupation Not Listed
9 1244136 Occupation Not Listed
10 101025930 Occupation Not Listed
11 101025906 Occupation Not Listed
12 101025922 Occupation Not Listed
13 101025914 Occupation Not Listed
14 101022887 Occupation Not Listed
15 101022895 Occupation Not Listed
16 101025682 Occupation Not Listed
17 101025674 Occupation Not Listed
18 101025963 Occupation Not Listed
19 101022903 Occupation Not Listed
20 101025971 Occupation Not Listed

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