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Accident: 170046148 - Employee Injured When Struck By Falling Elevator Door

Accident: 170046148 -- Report ID: 1055320 -- Event Date: 03/04/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11140228503/04/19911542Sellen Construction Co Inc

Employee #1 was standing on the fourth floor elevator loading platform, waiting for the Alimak personnel and material hoist (Scando I4002, model #14002, serial # MEL) to come down. Two coworkers were loading a manlift onto the elevator at the fifth floor level when the elevator door became displaced and fell to the platform below. It struck Employee #1, who sustained serious injuries. There was a deviation in the distance between the elevator door guide rails that allowed the door to became displaced.

Keywords: unsecured, work rules, construction, equipment failure, struck by, elevator, falling object, door

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111402285 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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