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Accident: 170882385 - One Employee Killed, One Injured In Winch Rigging

Accident: 170882385 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 07/10/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11978100307/12/19941796Besco Elevator Service And Repair

At approximately 3:00 p.m. on July 10, 1994, Employee #2, of Besco Elevator Service and Repair, was lifting a 2,000 lb piston with a base-mounted winch without an effective signal or limit switch. The load hit the pulley block and the winch continued pulling, resulting in the winch being pulled off the concrete floor. The load fell back, lifting the winch and its rigging, entangling Employee #2 and pulling him up. He fell back and was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he was treated for leg injuries and released. Employee #1 went through the first-floor elevator doorway and fell into the elevator pit. He was hit by a broken winch part and was killed. Violations found and cited include: general, T8CCR 4985(a); serious, T8CCR 3212(a)(2), 3328(h), 4970, and 5001(a).

Keywords: rigging, hoisting mechanism, work rules, construction, fall, struck by, entangled, winch, limit switch, elevator shaft

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119781003 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
2 119781003 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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