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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200850931 - Employee Killed When Struck By Descending Elevator Car

Accident: 200850931 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 03/11/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10989473303/11/19991795Republic Elevator

At 2:50 p.m. on March 11, 1999, Employee #1, a mechanic with Republic Elevator, was standing on a fixed ladder attached to the wall of a 17 ft deep "climb in" elevator pit. He was struck and killed by a descending passenger car. At the time of the accident, he had been trying to have the elevator positioned by a coworker, who was in the elevator car one floor above, operating the car controls. The car was in "independent" mode, which caused it to run at normal speed.

Keywords: work rules, mechanic, construction, descending, caught between, struck by, elevator, falling object, communication
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 12 120 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109894733 Fatality Fracture Elevator installers and repairers

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