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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200850881 - Employee Killed In Fall With Car Frame Down Elevator Shaft

Accident: 200850881 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 06/19/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30062113306/22/19991796Unique Lift Inc.

Employee #1 was on an elevator car frame hung on a wire rope from a pulley block. The block was slung on a cable attached to two rail blocks, one on either side of the shaft. One of the rail blocks let go and Employee #1 and the temporary car frame fell 12 floors down the new elevator shaft. He was killed. At the time of the accident, Employee #1 was working alone and was using no form of fall protection.

Keywords: hoisting mechanism, unsecured, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, pulley, elevator shaft
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 15 175 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300621133 Fatality Other Not specified mechanics and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:130
Cause: Elevator, escalator installation
FatCause: Fall, other

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