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Accident: 14519136 - Employee Killed In 46 Ft Fall Down Elevator Shaft

Accident: 14519136 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 06/14/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
162393306/15/19841771Ceco Corp

At approximately 9:00 a.m. on June 14, 1984, Employee #1 was removing 3/4 in. plywood decking from the fourth floor of a 15 ft 2 in. long by 8 ft 6 in. wide by 46 ft deep elevator shaft. The plywood was lying on 4 by 6 timbers spaced 2 ft apart. When Employee #1 lifted the first sheet of plywood, he fell 46 ft through the hole he created between the plywood and timbers. He was transported by ambulance to the nearest hospital, where surgery was performed. Employee #1 died from multiple internal injuries approximately 5 hours later.

Keywords: decking panel, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, elevator shaft

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1623933 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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