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Accident: 171064686 - Employee Falls Down Elevator Shaft And Fractures Knee

Accident: 171064686 -- Report ID: 1055360 -- Event Date: 09/06/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30564494009/06/20021521Legion Llc

On September 6, 2002, an employee was installing an elevator in a building that was under construction. He opened the elevator door and fell approximately 14 ft down the shaft. The employee sustained a fractured knee and was hospitalized.

Keywords: knee, fracture, installing, construction, fall, elevator, elevator shaft, inattention
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 14

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305644940 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:14
Cause: Elevator, escalator installation
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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